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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Truman Presidential Library - Independence MO

Dave and I decided that when we are within driving distance of a Presidential Library, we should make an effort to visit. . .so when we discovered the Truman Presidential Library was in Independence MO, we decided to stay over and visit it. . .


The building itself was very nondescript. . .there were no signs indicating anything about it being the Presidential Library. . .the admission price was $8 pp but I found a coupon for buy one admission, get one free. ..always a great thing. . .


I remember growing up with a tv, refrigerator, and dinette set that looked like these
Truman had a tough presidency, at the start of the cold war, and during the beginning of WWII. . .
this was an exhibit of American air power during the war. . .very impressive. . .
One very admirable thing President Truman did, against the advice of his advisors, was to recognize Israel as having a right to exist. . .this Torah was a gift from the very first President of the Nation of Israel. . .


This blurb from the 1946 election reads much like articles I read in the papers today. . .I was reminded of a book I read titled "The Roaring 2000's". . .the premise being that history and economic trends repeat themselves in forty year cycles. . .spending time in the Truman Library, and calculating where the economy is now, makes me realize that Mr. Dent was somewhat accurate in his premise. .
 .and then there was the "Fair Deal", goodness, this really did read like current politics. . .

So once again I am reminded of Solomon's statement thousands of years ago. .."There's nothing new under the sun". . .

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