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Buy the Icepick that Killed Trotsky! (maybe)

July 11, 2005 by

MSNBC is reporting that the icepick purportedly used to kill Leon Trotsky may be offered for sale by its present owner, Ana Alicia Salas of Mexico City. Salas’ possession of the ice pick came about due to her father’s position as a secret police commander in the 1940s.

Trotsky’s grandson, Esteban Volkov, objects to the possibility of a sale on Indiana Jones grounds, arguing that the owner should not be able to sell the artifact because, “It should be in [a] museum.” Volkov, apparently not taking his grandfather’s ice-pick “lesson” to heart, declares in the article that “Marxism is still valid, and present… though we do live in a market economy.” Well, it is certainly present


joe m. July 11, 2005 at 6:22 pm

The most interesting (and encouraging) thing to me about that news report was a quote from the current owner:

Asked what the icepick is worth, Salas says: “I don’t know, because I don’t know who’s interested in it.”

Sounds rather Misesian to me.

averros July 11, 2005 at 6:44 pm

Can we instead of buying the used one invest in new icepicks intended for marxists and other terror theoreticans wannabes?

Samuel Marks August 23, 2011 at 3:29 am

Or invest in an ice-pick throwing machine, for targeting them?

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