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Spectral Enemies

Lewis Siegelbaum: The First Terrorist, 11 February 2010

The Odd Man Karakozov: Imperial Russia, Modernity and the Birth of Terrorism 
by Claudia Verhoeven.
Cornell, 231 pp., £24.95, May 2009, 978 0 8014 4652 8
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... the way to the Bolsheviks. If he took part at all, Karakozov was a small link in this chain. As Claudia Verhoeven explains, ‘because Karakozov was strange, sick and suicidal, because he failed, and because his timing was off – according to the traditional historiography, the first modern tsaricide was 15 years “too early” to be a ...

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