Happy 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta!

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Happy Columbus Day!

October 11, 2010

Thomas Bowden, author of The Enemies of Christopher Columbus, makes a good argument against the pathological pessimism (not to say self-hatred) that has crept into our culture.  (I’m not at a computer where I can listen to that link and double-check; so I’m going by what I remember hearing on the radio this morning.)

See also today’s Human Events editorial on the subject.

A blogger (commenting on this news story) calls our attention to a schoolboy who, for the offense of having a creative, inquisitive mind, had his property confiscated and his home searched, and was told that both he and his parents need “counseling”. Read the rest of this entry »