“The Holocaust goes beyond evil,” responded midshipman Jordan Foley. “This was not carried out by an army of psychopaths,” he said, adding that blaming the Holocaust on “evil people” ignores the systemic character of Nazi racist ideology. “If we write the killers off as psychopaths for this event, then we excuse humanity for allowing this to happen.”
Foley, from Butler, Pa., is a 23-year-old senior at Annapolis. A Chinese major, he spent an academic year living in Beijing to improve his language skills.
We can only hope our future officers understand what Midshipman Foley already does!