How should Christopher Columbus be judged?
Being that day is Columbus Day, I read something this morning that included something to the effect of, "If judged by today's standards...", then went off to detail all his atrocities, and so on.
Is that fair? Should he be judged by today's standards and mores, or should he be judged according to the era in which he lived?
Note: This question is NOT about whether or not he should have a holiday named after him.