My friend Mark Silk posts about how his students at Trintiy College reacted to former Senator Rick Santorum's recent remarks about the Crusades.
There is, of course, room for disagreement about many things in public life and, indeed, about interpreting history. But, putting a smiley face on the Crusades is not a serious intellectual project. It is an embarrassment.
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