The Arc of Presidential Libraries
Paul Musgrave, a political scientist at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, has published an op-ed on problems with the Presidential library system in the US, and how the current (outgoing) President could exploit it to his usual ends. The essay is a fine complement to Jill Lepore’s New Yorker piece on the transition politics of official records.
This line is especially pithy:
Good tie-in to larger points about the seemingly never-ending, self-perpetuating character of American political campaigns:
Categories: forensic history