Riots in France: The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris

Riots that began on the outskirts of Paris have spread into the center of the French capital and to other communities in other parts of the country. Thousands of cars have been set on fire and the police and even medical personnel have been shot at. Like many other riots, whether in France or elsewhere, […]

Columbus Day: The Cure for 9/11

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, opening a sea route to vast uncharted territories that awaited the spread of Western civilization. Centuries later, the ensuing cultural migration culminated in the birth and explosive growth of the greatest nation in history: the United States of America. On September 11, 2001, that nation […]

Christopher Columbus, We Salute You

Most Columbus Days are marked by rabid condemnations of the explorer as a genocidal maniac bent on destroying the peaceful and innocent native peoples who populated the Caribbean islands which Columbus discovered. These condemnations are not only unwarranted but indicative of the hatred those delivering them have for all that Columbus stood for and brought […]

Did Christopher Columbus “Discover” America?

Columbus Day approaches and this year has a special meaning. Christopher Columbus is a carrier of Western Civilization and the very values attacked by terrorists on September 11. To the “politically correct,” Columbus Day is an occasion to be mourned. They have mourned, they have attacked, and they have intimidated schools across the country into […]

Australia’s “Original Sin”: Why Prime Minister Howard Should Not Apologize to the Aborigines

The 2000 Olympics opened last Friday (15.Sept.00) in a “splendidly diverse and inclusive” (New York Times, editorial, 17.Sept.00) portrayal of Australia. The symbol of the aboriginal athlete Cathy Freeman carrying the Olympic flame in its final stage “shined a spotlight on aboriginal culture and its historical plight.” The treatment of the aborigines by the European […]

The Christopher Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism

Columbus Day approaches, but to the “politically correct” this is no cause for celebration. On the contrary, they view the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as an occasion to be mourned. They have mourned, they have attacked, and they have intimidated schools across the country into replacing Columbus Day celebrations with “ethnic diversity” days. […]

Christopher Columbus: Multiculturalism vs. Objective History

History, however, must teach which ideas caused which actions, so that people may learn from their lessons. Like ethics, historical objectivity rests on the standard of human life and survival. Actions that rationally improve human life are moral; actions that harm or destroy it are immoral.