Argentinian-born Ernesto “Che” Guevara, one-time chief political associate of Fidel Castro and a theoretician of revolutionary guerrilla warfare, was executed by the Bolivian military on this day in 1967. I don’t know if he would have been impressed, amused or horrified by the pop culture edifice raised on his behalf. But it just won’t go away. Here’s the Australian punk band The Clap with “Che Guevara T-Shirt Wearer.”
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.
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