By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
One never lives happily ever after. The scars of living do not erode. When viewing Eastern Europe after World War II, Marci Shore proves this dictum. Ms. Shore, who teaches history at Yale, focuses on events in Eastern Europe in her latest book, "The Taste of Ashes."
Musing later she writes, "The lives of those angst-laden poets and their friends had not disclosed to me the secret of how to save the world. What I had learned was that pathological narcissism was not only something one reveled in, but above all something one truly suffered from . I learned that the noblest of motives could lead to the basest of outcomes; that actions inevitably had consequences in excess of their intent; I learned that I could not write a book with a satisfying conclusion, for the lives of the intriguing protagonists were breathtakingly catastrophic. I learned that the past could not be made OK."