Apropos of Nothing

|

If you're looking to goof off for 10 minutes, there are worse websites to get lost in than the National Archives' Tokens and Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents. My favorites: John Ashcroft's gift to Ronald Reagan, and this super-nifty Desert Storm chess set.

NEXT: No Right To Know

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  1. If you’re looking to loose several hours, I can’t recommend enough the Library of Congress’ collection of Hannah Arendt’s papers found here: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/arendthtml/arendthome.html

    Seriously, I almost got fired when I found it… Manuscripts, notes for lectures, research files, correspondence with: Robert Silvers (NYRB), W. H. Auden, Randall Jarrel, Robert Lowell, William Shawn, Saul Bellow/Committee on Social Thought, etc.

  2. The Gulf War Chess Set stirred a memory – George HW Bush looking into the camera and angrily denouncing the assertion that the war was about oil.

    I guess lying runs in the family.

Please to post comments

Comments are closed.