ENC: Columbus, really

In the Emperor’s New Clothes section of this site, we take a look at things that are generally accepted as fact or conventional wisdom, that are neither (like in the story).

Randall  with xkcd.com tells it:

About Columbus


Meanwhile, the Oatmeal (Matthew) put together the best easy-to-read treatise on Columbus, based on Howard Zinn’s work, which dispels the “facts” in favour of realizing he & his men were murderers & thieves & child-rapists.

Read here: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day

And no, we don’t need an American holiday in honour of this guy, or a Canadian province named after him (British Columbia.)