In Tanase's confessional writing, the paternal model and the rural origin--a marker of Romanianness, greatly affected by the collectivist ideology of the Marxist-Leninist dogma--function as amplification of "the selective reactivation of the interiorised
past" (Kaufmann, 204-05), and motivate the options made by "the ideologically outraged" and to-be exiled writer.
Suchman's (1995) conception of legitimacy is used here to identify the characteristics that a policy measure must have for it to be fully accepted by the actors involved; in other words, for it to become interiorised
as a habit of thought (Hodgson, 2006).
Millennia of human life on Earth and a huge reservoir of accumulated knowledge have apparently interiorised
in scientific thought and research a positive notion of the need to perpetually advance the quality of life on our planet.