When History Is Lost in the Ether

“Then where does the past exist, if at all?”

“In records. It is written down.” —George Orwell, 1984

In late February, Trisha Hope settled into her booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, hoping to sell printed copies of her five-volume collection of former President Donald Trump’s tweets.

Hope’s goal was, of course, to unload a stack of her $39 linen-bound, self-published books, but she later told me the books had another important purpose.

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