George Bush goes to the library
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a US President, upon retiring from political office, must be in want of a library
Plans were recently released for the $250million, George W. Bush Presidential Center, to be built at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Designed by Robert Stern, the library is a study in toned-down classicism as befits a former commander-in-chief. While Stern has been criticised for his part in commemorating the Bush legacy, he has maintained that, despite possible controversy, it is still important to preserve the papers of a twice-elected president of the United States: ‘I studied American History at University, so I don’t know how President Bush will be remembered, but I can guarantee that as the pages of history turn, he will be remembered differently than he is now.’