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Columbus Day news and analysis from The Nation
October 12, 2020
It’s Time for Italian Americans to Give Up on Columbus
For over a century, Italians have mythologized the genocidal explorer to gain access to American whiteness.
October 9, 2017
The Invention of Christopher Columbus, American Hero
How the founding fathers turned Christopher Columbus, a mediocre Italian sailor and mass murderer, into a historical icon.
October 19, 2016
Some of the Exhibits at the Museum of Natural History Are… Not… Good…
The artist collective Decolonize This Place is taking their anti-imperialist message to cultural institutions across the world.
March 23, 2015
Want to Rebuild the Left? Take Socialism Seriously
After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.
October 15, 2013
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Why Bartolomé de las Casas should have nothing to do with it.
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October 11, 2010
Reconsider Columbus Day