On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for heresy at Rouen. So here, of course, is Leonard Cohen, performing “Joan of Arc” in San Sebastian in 1988.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.