History And Guilt

Superb essay on guilt and responsibility, culture and memory. Starts with Django and takes flight. Why build a Holocaust Museum in the heart of Washington, when America did so little before and during the Holocaust; recruited Nazis after the war to build rockets; and still hesitates before its own atrocities? “Can you imagine a monument to the genocide of Native Americans or the Middle Passage at the heart of the Washington Mall?” (5,000 words)

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