bring your own library

A Canadian visits Nixon’s library to find cliché-tourist whitewash. He found a few guidelines:

  1. Focus on childhood; humble beginnings are good.
  2. Be a fighter, a man of strong moral conviction.
  3. Put emphasis on the First Lady and the First Family.
  4. Show children or that children are adoring.
  5. Be with great people. The aura of greatness rubs off.
  6. Concentrate on strengths. Ignore failures.

Said Richard Nixon, “Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”