Friday, May 31, 2013

George Washington, politician

The virtues of the pragmatic founding father are much missed nowadays, posts 'Lexington' at The Economist.
"Keepers of the flame at Mount Vernon have a plan for restoring Washington-the-politician to view. Near his colonnaded mansion they are building him what they call a 'presidential library', in a nod to the 13 presidential libraries that serve as archives, think-tanks and shrines to America’s recent ex-chiefs, in a tradition begun by Franklin Roosevelt. Opening in September, it will technically be a 'National Library', reflecting Mount Vernon’s status as a private museum not funded by government."