The Weekly Authoritarianism List finds a new home at the Library of Congress
Thank you all for being on this journey with me!
As you know, I’ve been concerned about The Weekly List being susceptible to hacking, so I was thrilled when this email showed up in The New Agenda’s general inbox this morning:
I apologize for sending an email through this form. However, I am trying to locate a contact email address for Ms. Amy Siskind. I am a collection development librarian at the Library of Congress. Part of my duties involves web archiving. Ms. Siskind’s blog on Medium (referenced in a Washington Post Article) was nominated to be part of the Library’s Public Policy Archive. The Library’s web archiving is permissions based, so I would need to send her a “form” email to alert her of the Library’s interest in archiving her blog and to give her the opportunity to ask questions and/or to stop of the harvest, if she so chose.
I want to first thank Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post for bringing the Weekly List to light in her column (read here). As well, I want to recognize and thank the kind stranger who nominated the list for the Library of Congress. I am so glad it now has a safe home for future generations to understand and appreciate the slow slide to authoritarianism under Trump.