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Dr Sarah Hudspith of Leeds University on the literary fascination with Nihilism and political violence

Duration: 01:11

Ivan Turgenev was the first of Russia's literary giants to feature a Nihilist as a character but Tolstoy and Dostoevsky shared his fascination with political extremists.

Available since: Wed 2 Oct 2013

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Terror Through Time No Future: The Great Anarchist Scare

Fergal Keane meets the anarchists who petrified the genteel society of the 1890s.

First broadcast: 09 Oct 2013

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