Political Animal


August 23, 2013 8:35 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day in 1927, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts executed the Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for murder, despite large holes in the evidence against them and world-wide protests against their conviction and sentencing.

Here’s Woody Guthrie performing his song about Sacco and Vanzetti, “Two Good Men.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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