Is there a pattern of nihilists being attracted to Russia?
Certainly the droogs of Clockwork Orange were: their slang was filled with borrowings from Russian. And it seems as though Bannon, a nihilist if there ever was one, is fond of Putin. (I’m assuming that Trump is pretty much directed by Bannon, and so perhaps some of Trump’s admiration and love of Putin is in part a manifestation of Bannon’s feelings. (Of course, there’s always the blackmail possibility.))