Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center

Paper Clippings, more than a classical blog, is a service providing valuable reading material in order to help readers reach a judgment about current affairs. Comments and discussion are more than welcome.

Wednesday
Jun292016

People without a past

This is what many university professors meet every day.
Wednesday
Jun292016

You must recognize my reality

We believe we have a fundamental right to define our own reality
Thursday
Jun232016

Parasites

An interview with Remi` Brague.
Wednesday
Jun222016

Alone?

A clear explanation of why there may not be any aliens out there.
Tuesday
Jun142016

Conflicting metaphysics

This interview with with Shadi Hamid and this column by Rusty Reno point in a similar direction. Ideas matter.
Wednesday
May182016

Never, ever wonder at anything

Neil Degrasse Tyson as the embodiment of absolute positivism.
Saturday
May142016

Christianity is for bad people

It's the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Evelyn Waugh. He was, by all accounts, an awful man and that's why he sought God.
Wednesday
May112016

Only one way of thinking

Monday
May022016

How democracies end

Whether you agree or not with Andrew Sullivan's assessment of Donald Trump, at least he read Plato.
Saturday
Apr302016

Understanding the pain

David Brooks tries to understand the human crisis behind the Trump phenomenon. At bottom what is needed are shared ideals that somehow recognize people's humanity, i.e. their religious dimension. Purely sociological fixes are not enough.
Wednesday
Apr272016

Babbling about inequality

Why should the liberal elite care about the masses if the two do not share in any ideal bond?
Wednesday
Apr202016

Metaphysical dreams

John Gray points out that the rise of ISIS is most of all a document of the mental atrophy of the Western liberal elite.
Wednesday
Apr132016

Myth vs. reality

There is a lot of bad science out there.
Monday
Mar282016

Perfectly empty universality

An interesting reflection by Pierre Manent.
Sunday
Mar202016

Education first

The life and works of John Hughes.