The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution, with Marci Shore

Episode 73 · January 6th, 2018 · 1 hr 12 mins

About this Episode

My guest is Marci Shore. Marci teaches European cultural and intellectual history at Yale University. She's the author on numerous books, most recently The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution. In this lyrical and intimate book, she evokes the human face of the Ukrainian Revolution. Grounded in the true stories of activists and soldiers, parents and children, Shore’s book blends a narrative of suspenseful choices with a historian’s reflections on what revolution is and what it means. She gently sets her portraits of individual revolutionaries against the past as they understand it—and the future as they hope to make it. In so doing, she provides a lesson about human solidarity in a world, our world, where the boundary between reality and fiction is ever more effaced.