Dostoevsky's infamous novel reflected a wave of reaction against economic liberalism, not unlike that which has occurred during 2016.
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Portrait of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, by Vasily Perov (1872).
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When penning his novel 'Demons,' Fyodor Dostoevsky was influenced by political turmoil in Russia. But his impulsive, crass antagonist bears a striking similarity to the GOP's candidate for president.
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Leo Tolstoy didn't blush over racy themes.