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Stanford's Rejection of Reagan Library

May 09, 1987

The elimination of Stanford University as the site for a Reagan Library--"policy center"--tourist mecca is quite appropriate: a university should occupy itself with the disinterested search for truth, and that's not what the backers have in mind.

But the library-cum-policy center sponsors might consider another tack: putting it where the effect of Reagan policies has been most acutely felt. For example, why not place it in Managua where it could be a memorial to the "Good Neighbor Policy?"

Or how about Tehran, as a reminder of the death of the "No Trades With Terrorists Policy?"

Or maybe best of all, in Watts where people can be reminded that under President Reagan, the highest black unemployment since 1940 blossomed during his prosperity of the 1980s.

Any of these would be appropriate--and the folks could profit from the tourist trade as well.

NOEL KORN

Malibu

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