*A* presidential library is a good idea. One per president is not.How to say “I hated history” without saying it.
Librarians catalogue our world, and historians help us interpret it. We draw meaning, hope and lessons from the past.
Think of these libraries as our nation’s legacy and building blocks for the future. In Trump’s case, a library would be a fascinating resource for scholars trying to piece together the myriad schemes and palace intrigue that roiled our daily news headlines.
In that vein, think of these repositories of documents partly as a warehouse of antigens; infectious ideas, people and plans whose recorded acts can protect our nation(and the world) from causing similar diseases governance without a well informed resistance.
Archivists, historians and students become our nations immune system, learning from the mistakes and successes of the past to protect the nation against future scum.