Daylight Video

On this day in 1936, the Spanish Civil War began as troops under the overall leadership of Francisco Franco rose against the Republic.

Here’s John McCutcheon with “Abraham Lincoln Brigade” about the famous American volunteers for the Republic.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.