Chicago Tribune: Presidential Libraries Bad, Freedom Museums Good

I agree with there being a conflict of interest in U.S. Presidents setting up their own libraries. It's just ironic to see the point being made in a newspaper that has its own "Freedom Museum":

The problem with presidential libraries is that there is often tension between what presidents want -- whitewashed memorials that attempt to enhance their reputations through propaganda -- and what historians and the public want -- accessible archives and good history museums. [Benjamin Hufbauer, "Commentary: Presidential Libraries have Historical Problem" (3/3/2008).]