There are compelling arguments for rededicating Columbus Day as Exploration Day. There’s a WhiteHouse.gov petition, too, if you’re interested.
Weren’t we just talking about hubris? Pride, and how it goes before the fall? For the record, Winstanley built two lighthouses. The first was damaged in 1699, so he fixed it by rebuilding it bigger and stronger. There have been … Continue reading
Where did the recent talk of an “exceptional” America originate? What does the term “American Exceptionalism” mean, anyway? Does it mean, “exceptionally-good,” “set apart for some divine purpose,” both, neither? Though he probably never even gave the sermon where it … Continue reading
Captain Lawrence Kortright was a privateer and, later, a captain in the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was quite wealthy until the Americans confiscated his fortune, so he probably wasn’t a Yankees fan. His diminutive, lovely daughter Elizabeth … Continue reading