Columbus Day

Is it happy Columbus Day? Or happy destruction of Native American culture day? Or perhaps happy European imperialism day? However you see the arrival of Columbus in the Americas, most people agree that it changed the face of the world for ever. For better or for worse, it changed how people saw the world – from both sides.

So, take this time to ponder some of these questions. Noble explorers or greedy conquerors? How did this play out through history, and how do we still exemplify the best and the worst of this in our works today. Do we seek to find new cultures and learn from them? Or do we try to spread our own ways and wipe out existing cultures? Are we more interested in exploration or expansion?

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