Yes, I found the comment about Spain to be very interesting. A loss of hundreds of years ago still rankles the Muslims. We owe a great debt to Spain, which fought steadily for 800 years to evict the Muslim invaders from the Iberian peninsula. Granada fell and the last Islamic ruler was expelled in 1492...surely a year that now has two reasons to have a special resonance for Americans!
posted on 10/08/2001 11:27:53 AM PDT
To: livius, Goetz_von_Berlichingen
Indeed 1492 is a year for more than one celebration. I believe Santayana's old adage about history is quite appropriate for the here and now.
posted on 10/08/2001 12:10:20 PM PDT
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