Tolstoy And The Boston Marathon Bombers
"On Friday, while CNN was making constant reference to the Tsarnaev brothers' attempt 'to go out in a blaze of glory,' a micro-meme lit up social media: didn't Leo Tolstoy have a novel about Chechnyan rebels, called Hadji Murad
?" He did, and there are more (and sadder) parallels than one might think.
The Daily Beast 04/21/13