Don’t Worry Leon Trotsky, I love You.

By Jason Diamond

Alright, that’s not really true, because as pointed out by the late Rosa Luxemburg, and noted in the New Yorker review of the latest biography (Trotsky, on Harvard Press) on the ice-picked-to-death Bolshevik, the guy was a “rotten fellow” who “reveled in terror”. And if you know anything about Russian history in the 20th Century (hell, most of Russian history), rotten fellows and terror meant pretty bad things like people dying in numbers that would make Hitler giggle with delight.

That said, Leon Trotsky inspired some sweet art, including what might be the best piece of anti-Jewish/commie propaganda I’ve ever seen, and one of my favorite 77 punk anthems.