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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Robert Penn Warren on the Trump Revelation

For nothing is lost, nothing is ever lost. There is always the clue, the canceled check, the smear of lipstick, the footprint in the canna bed, the condom on the park path, the twitch in the old wound, the baby shoes dipped in bronze, the taint in the blood stream. And all times are one time, and all those dead in the past never lived before our definition gives them life, and out of the shadow their eyes implore us.

That is what all of us historical researchers believe.

And we love truth.

--Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men