Former Head of Truman Library Points to Problems With System

Larry Hackman, writing in Friday’s Kansas City Star, argues that the Bush Library-Institute debate provides an opportunity for the consideration of “important underlying issues” about the Presidential libraries.  He is particularly concerned about the level of federal budget support for the libraries, the lack of coordination between the libraries, and the powerful role of the former Presidents and their foundations in shaping exhibits — all concerns that he says “are greatest for more recent libraries.”


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