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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.’

Readers' comments (2)

  • george bush is, according to many leading accademics, the the most useless president ever. despite an expensive education he cannot read clearly, does not read books, is culturally dead, so why honour him with a library - a dunkin doughnut drive-in would suit better

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  • "according to many leading accademics"

    well, if you can't do it...teach it.

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