In Dire Straits:  How Russian-Style Nihilism Aided the Rebirth of Antisemitism in the United States

Nihilism has often facilitated sociocultural radicalization. Across different times, places, and societies, there is a recurring correlation between nihilist ideologies, political extremism, and antisemitism. This toxic alliance was starkly evident in the U.S. following the October 7 massacre in Israel. An examination of the historical lineage of this phenomenon uncovers a startling paradigm that stretches over a century-and-a-half, connecting the nihilist beginnings of late imperial Russia with the contemporary United States.
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