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October 7, 2007

Should We Celebrate Columbus Day? And Why?

Fred Gardaphe

Columbus, like many figures of history, has outlived his usefulness for all Americans, but for Italian Americans he continues to represent the struggle their immigrant forbearers...

September 30, 2007

Beyond the "Basciument"

Fred Gardaphe

When Niccolo Machiavelli penned his masterpiece, The Prince, Italy was a land divided and besieged by many foreign forces. ...