Tag Archive: Columbus Day

Oct 09 2015

Rediscovering The Real Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Columbus Day is a national holiday. But it’s also a good time to confront the mythology about the heroic explorer who “discovered” America. Journalism should provide facts and help us to uncover truths. Yet, when it comes to Christopher Columbus, many reporters and pundits hold on dearly to myths. Meanwhile, historians who deal in documentation …

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Jul 24 2013

America needs a July 4th Seder

Perhaps the major reason Jews have been able to keep their national identity alive for 3,000 years, the last 2,000 of which were nearly all spent dispersed among other nations, is ritual. No national or cultural identity can survive without ritual, even if the group remains in its own country. Americans knew this until the …

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