"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)



Well, it's official: Baylor will not be the home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Let's thank God for tender mercies.

Seriously. I know a lot of Baylor folks had their hearts set on this from the beginning, but I can't say I'm sorry in the least. Bush's foreign and domestic policies have not represented the Christian worldview that Baylor attempts to project. It would be embarassing for a moderate Baptist university to have a public policy school named after someone who flagrantly violated the tenets of just war theory, which is the closest the Great Tradition gets to a uniformly "Christian" view of public policy. In the long run, Baylor is much better off without this burden.


Blogger Roger said...


Friday, February 22, 2008 5:29:00 PM

Blogger Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

I'm very glad. But I also understand the dismay of Texas Methodists!

Saturday, February 23, 2008 5:32:00 AM

Blogger BLM said...

What do you make of Bush's policies regarding Africa? This is obviously a broad question, but I see him making a post-presidential legacy there when it's all said and done.

Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:04:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Bim, I've been meaning to do a post on that. One of these days...

Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:39:00 AM


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