Christopher Columbus Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Nov 23, 2022

This Thanksgiving, agitators are assembling at Plymouth Rock for a “National Day of Mourning.” They’re protesting what they describe as “the genocide of millions of Native people, the theft of Native lands and the erasure of Native cultures.” They urge:…

by | Oct 11, 2022

Monday, Oct. 10, in the year of our Lord 2022, was Columbus Day in the epic explorer’s America. Those of us of Italian heritage (my mother’s side) take special pride in the Genoa navigator’s truly historic transformation. American Catholics likewise…

by | Nov 25, 2021

Thank you, G-d, for America. Thank you for directing Christopher Columbus in the wrong geographical direction when he set sail for India. Thank you for giving Columbus life, for making him a risk-taker, for inspiring the government of Spain to…

by | Oct 11, 2021

Monday, as our readers surely know, was Columbus Day, a wonderful celebration not just of Italian-American heritage but of the historical joining together of two continents and the advancement of Christianity and Western civilization. But you wouldn’t know that by…

by | Oct 10, 2021

The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, its history. Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history. Before long that nation will begin to…

by | Jun 27, 2021

The late Amiri Baraka, a Newark native and New Jersey poet laureate, acknowledged that he knew little about the fate of America’s ethnic working classes. In his 1984 memoir, The Autobiography of Leroi Jones, Baraka said of the white kids…

by | Oct 13, 2020

If you do a Google search looking for contemporary opposition to Christopher Columbus’s proposal to the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella to sail west and prove the existence of a passage to Asia around the land then controlled by the…

by | Aug 24, 2019

The news is full of the New York Times’ latest initiative in enlightening the masses: “The 1619 Project.” The plan is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first black slaves in what would someday be the…

by | Sep 8, 2017

Citing Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ abuse of Native American tribes, the Los Angeles City Council voted on August 30, nearly unanimously, to end the city’s celebration of Columbus Day, traditionally held the second Monday in October. The holiday will be…

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