Vladimir Alexandrov received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Princeton. He taught Russian literature and culture at Harvard before moving to Yale, where he is now B.E. Bensinger Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures. He is the author of The Black Russian (2014), To Break Russia’s Chains: Boris Savinkov and His Wars Against the Tsar and the Bolsheviks (2021), as well as books on Bely, Nabokov, and Tolstoy, and lives in Hamden, Connecticut.
Why it Was OK to Assassinate the Tsar and not President Garfield, or the Morality of Russian Terrorists
On July 2, 1881, Charles Guiteau, a disgruntled and mentally unbalanced job-seeker, shot President James Garfield at a train station in ...