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.
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.