In Oscar Wilde’s story, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, the main character wanted to blow up one of his relatives.
Because he didn’t know anything about bombs, he decided to turn to someone with experience.
Who in London could he ask for advice?
A Russian nihilist, of course!
There is nothing surprising about that.
Crowds of Russian anarchist intellectuals living in exile filled European cafes, while in Russia, revolutionaries periodically attempted assassinations of the…