In defense of the great Columbus (Newsday – October 9, 2017) by Rosario A. Iaconis

By Rosario A. Iaconis + – The Christopher Columbus statue in Central Park was recently vandalized with graffiti and paint. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert In the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia, tragedy — and the movement to tear down so-called “symbols of hate” — will the revisionists…
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Columbus should retain his high perch in Manhattan (Bergen Record)

Rosario A. Iaconis Published 8:29 a.m. ET Sept. 19, 2017 Columbus Column in Columbus Circle, New York City.(Photo: Getty Images/Corbis Documentary)   Declaring war on Christopher Columbus will do nothing to eradicate racism, sexism, hate crimes or income inequality in America. The…
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Trump, follow Gentiloni’s lead: What the American President can learn from Italy’s leader

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/trump-follow-gentiloni-lead-article-1.3193117   By Rosario A. Iaconis New York Daily News May 25, 2017 President Trump may not be a crook of Nixonian proportions. And he might not have committed an impeachable offense in firing…
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For all its flaws, Italy is key to Europe’s success (Financial Times – May 3, 2017)

Sir, if Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel survive and prosper at the polls, the intelligentsia have already identified their go-to fall guy: Italy — “the main source of political risk for the eurozone” (“Renzi nears party victory in Italy but faces sterner election test”, April…
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On St. Patrick’s Day, Erin go brava (Bergen Record) by Rosario A. Iaconis

Bergenfield’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade held this past Sunday.(Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com) St. Patrick, we hardly knew ye. Actually, you don’t have to hail from County Cork – or sport a lilting Irish brogue – to celebrate St. Patrick&#8217…
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