„It is impossible for a people to resist tyranny without a clear idea of who «we the people» is”

Shore is engaged in a different project. Her book shows what erudition looks like in the Internet Age. Like a blog string, it records every false step she makes on her way to understanding. Shore almost never writes about important matters in her own voice. This means a loss of authority compared with Applebaum’s more classical style, but it allows her to share more with the reader. It frees her of the historian’s superego.

    When Evil Was a Social System
    Christopher Caldwell
    (o: Marci Shore, „The Taste of Ashes” oraz Anne Applebaum, „Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956”)