There are compelling arguments for rededicating Columbus Day as Exploration Day. There’s a WhiteHouse.gov petition, too, if you’re interested.
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