Comment of the Day: No Excusing Christopher Columbus


The federal government might still celebrate Columbus Day today, but here in Minneapolis, the holiday has been rechristened as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Our Comment on the Day on Friday came from Chris Early, who argued that "it is a bit fuzzy philosophically speaking to revise Columbus (or any historical figure from 500 years ago) into some villain based upon today's moral standards." Today, we feature a comment from someone who disagrees.

Here's what OlWillyClinton wrote in response to Early:

Clinton's case is well argued, even if it does veer dangerously near to Reductio ad Hitlerum territory.

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