George Will: The Holocaust is the ‘dark sun’ into which this democracy should peer

George Will writing in The Washington Post on the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC:

Nothing — nothing — is unthinkable, and political institutions by themselves provide no permanent safety from barbarism, which permanently lurks beneath civilization’s thin, brittle crust.

This is why the Holocaust is the dark sun into which this democracy should peer.