COLUMBUS REDISCOVERED

The navigator who united two hemispheres was not a saint — but his momentous role in history should be celebrated.  CLICK HERE  to read the Columbia Magazine article from Sept 2020.  Also included in this article is the related discussion of:

LESSONS OF HISTORY

Righting wrongs against Native Americans  must start with a just appraisal of the past.

                                              

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND FAKE HISTORY

                                               Driven in large part by political correctness

                                               and partisan academics and activists, it has

                                               become fashionable to criticize Christopher

                                               Columbus and the holiday named in his

                                               honor. A closer look, however, reveals the

                                               famed explorer to be a man of faith and courage, not a monster. CLICK HERE  to read the Columbia Magazine article.

5 MYTHS ABOUT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

Outrageous claims about Columbus need to be tempered by a sober look at the historical record.  Columbus’ virtues — including dazzling bravery and ingenuous charm — balanced his vices.  He was sympathetic toward cultures other than his own, including those of Native Americans.  CLICK HERE  to read the Columbia Magazine article.

THE LEGACY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

For much of U.S. history, Columbus has symbolized civic unity and the hope of building an inclusive society.  During the long summer of 2020, when scores of statues of Christopher Columbus were vandalized or removed around the United States, it is important to remember why those statues were erected. How did Columbus come to be such an important figure in the popular imagination during most of the nation’s history?

CLICK HERE  to read the Columbia Magazine article.

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