Only one of our assassins has been a 'Communist' and odds are Lee Harvey was more mentally ill than ideologically committed.Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Here's my reasoning on assassination attempts...the left leaning have always been far more eager to kill for their credos. The sheer density of murder in the name of Communism in the 20th century staggers the imagination.
Anarchists, of which there are essentially nil in contemporary America, did their share of assassination as asymmetrical warfare/'propaganda of the deed' but I wouldn't say that the era of Leon Czolgosz has any relevance today.
If you just want to talk assassination-slash-regime change (Stalinist and Maoist deaths not being particularly relevant to assassination), globally it's about the same. Plenty of right-wing military coups (some of them even independent of the CIA) and assassinations to go around from Spain to Greece to Chile to etc. etc. etc..