Even The Liberal New Republic


Even the liberal New Republic can get their Father of the New Deal facts wrong. The magazine’s architecture critic stumbled in a recent on-line salute to the fine fellow George Bush has hired to design his Presidential Library with “fantastic freedom institute” annex. Sarah Williams Goldhagen writes that”The first president to be honored with this by now de rigueur monument to posterity and the information glut of this Information Age is, of all the unlikely candidates, Herbert Hoover.”

Hoover served before FDR, but his Presidential Library came from a “You can do that?” moment after Roosevelt started his own Pharaohization in 1939. roosevelt-laying-corner-stone.jpg

Hoover’s didn’t open till 1962. hoover-library-dedication.jpg

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