For years, events did seem to justify Duke's decision to refuse the Nixon papers. The Nixon Library, which ended up in Yorba Linda, Calif., as a purely private institution, became infamous for its distortions. Now, however, that library is finally slated to become part of the National Archives and to take possession of Nixon's presidential papers (which have remained at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, outside Washington, D.C.). Naftali, a respected historian, has pledged to correct the historical record in the library's public presentations when he takes over as director. Presumably, he will overhaul the Web site, too, which still runs such fare as a recent article from Ann Coulter describing the Democratic Party as a terrorist sleeper cell.