What's The Point Of Presidential Libraries? by The 21st published on 2017-05-11T18:44:11Z We now know what the Obama Presidential Library in Chicago is going to look like. We also know the former president's hopes for his library - to be not just a testament to his eight years in the White House, but a vibrant place that trains future generations of leaders. Our two guests have heard all of this before; they've both researched presidential libraries extensively. And they helped us understand whether Obama's goals can become reality. Anthony Clark is the author of the book "The Last Campaign: How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity and Enshrine Their Legacies." And Benjamin Hufbauer is an associate professor at the University of Louisville and author of the book "Presidential Temples."