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University of Amsterdam email@example.com Following this discussion, I wonder whether it is the task of historians to judge societies, or rather, and perhaps more modestly, to limit ourselves to describing and analyzing in the best possible ways what has happened in the past without attaching any judgments? Wouldn't it be better to leave the judgments to our audience? Describing and analyzing history, while reflecting upon the choices one makes in the process, including one's own cognitive and moral positions, is already difficult enough, I think.