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Say a bad word about Columbus this time of year and an Italian-American's bound to take it personally. The explorer, as anyone who's watched The Sopranos or read Howard Zinn or The Oatmeal now knows, wasn't as cute as the nursery rhyme we're all taught about him in grade school: he was a genocidal slave-trader with a taste for brutal, spectacular violence, who also sailed the ocean blue in 1492. Uh, granted, nobody's perfect; even...