Popular Cuban writer Leonardo Padura has just published his most recent work. He called it his "most ambitious". It is "El Hombre Que Amaba A Los Perros" (The Man Who Loved Dogs). His book is about the 1940 assassination of Leon Trotsky in his home in Mexico. He was killed by Ramon Mercader a member of the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD).
Padura recently travelled to Spain to speak about his book. He calls Trotsky "the last great theoretician of Marxism". He points out that Trotsky no longer had any power and that his death was the "assassination of intelligence".
It seems to me that assassinations are always attempts to kill ideas. The CIA tried all those years to assassinate Fidel. Likewise, Malcolm X. The murder of Harvey Milk and Martin Luther King. Sometimes it is difficult to see the arc of history when we are in it. But we will carry on with our belief in the working class and our struggle for equality and justice and hopefully get to see that arc bend.