In the bookstore, the top shelf is so small that some books have to rest on their belly and therefore can't show their spine. I take out one of those books, it's "The Road To Unfreedom - Russia, Europe, America" (2018) by Timothy Snyder. I buy it. On the first pages he develops the terms of 'politics of inevitability' (p. 7) and 'politics of eternity' (p. 8).
Inevitability says that the future is just more of the present and that all laws of progress are known, whereas eternity puts one nation at the center of a story of victimhood.