I thought this article was very open to the diversities that have been caused from Columbus' exploration. We often forget about the damages caused to the indigenous, native, American, etc. people that already inhibited the land pre-colonialism. We are very technologically advanced now, but that is not to say the ways of live back then are to judge against the modern way. Many people still long for that manner of life and although they may never see it, a reason to judge their way of life can not be justified.