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The Pizza Theory

From the March 1992 Print Edition

Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historiansby Jeffrey Burton RussellPraeger, 117 pages, $12.95 Revisionist history offers satisfactions of several kinds to a certain type of writer. Not only does the reviser feel a sense of superiority to his predecessors, the benighted drudges who . . . . Continue Reading »

1492 and All That

From the May 1991 Print Edition

As every schoolchild knows, Christopher Columbus, a Genoese navigator, discovered America in 1492. Or perhaps it would be better to say that every schoolchild used to think these were the facts about the European arrival in these lands. For several years now, a chorus of voices (growing larger and . . . . Continue Reading »