Christopher Columbus: Villain or Hero?

Peter Wood

In this podcast, Bob Carle and I take a trip around the world. We stop at the Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka where Bob spent a semester of college, look at the ghettoized Muslim communities in Europe, and finally head back to the New World, where we talk about Christopher Columbus’s speckled legacy.

Bob is the author of “Remembering Columbus: Blinded by Politics,” which appears in the spring issue of Academic Questions.  Members should receive their copies any day now.

Bob is Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at The King’s College in New York City. He earned his Ph.D. in theology from Emory University, and both an M.A. in journalism and a B.A. in Asian studies from Syracuse University.

Listen in as we discuss why Bob calls Columbus a genius at sea but a disaster on land, and how this self-educated navigator managed to leave a legacy that has been controversial since the day he returned to Spain.

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