America, El Memorioso

Matt Yglesias doesn’t like the World War II memorial in D.C. Nor the Korean War memorial. But, clearly, if we’re going to start tearing down Washington memorials, first on the list to go has got to be the Holocaust Museum. It was one of the greatest crimes in history, but America was neither a perpetrator, nor a victim, nor the ground on which the crime was committed, and our role as rescuer is much exaggerated. It’s a valuable museum, but its presence on the Mall is just bizarre.