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.

Saturday
Oct042014

Zeitgeist

This young woman has captured something of the spirit of our time.
Friday
Oct032014

"Winners"

Fr. Samir on the recent developments in the Middle East.
Tuesday
Sep232014

Moral revolution

David Marquand realizes that liberalism's return to the Enlightenment's vision of history after World War II has been suicidal.
Friday
Sep192014

The right to have no right

Michael Gerson on the illusions of freedom.
Sunday
Sep142014

The nude beach principle

Anthony Esolen on the illusions of neutrality.
Thursday
Sep042014

The Last Men

Slavoj Zizek points out that ISIS are not real "fundamentalists" but in a strange way the mirror image of Western nihilism.
Friday
Aug222014

Nothing left to live for

Theodore Dalrymple on the endurance of ideology.
Wednesday
Aug202014

Why the silence?

The president of the World Jewish Congress on anti-Christian persecutions.
Tuesday
Aug052014

An old illusion

Jed Perl worries about the fact that contemporary liberalism has no place for art for art's sake. The truth what he calls liberalism is really a form of technocratic scientism.
Sunday
Jul272014

Right and Left

An interview with Patrick Deneen.
Wednesday
Jul232014

Skills to "succeed"

A very good article on higher education. The conclusion, however, is weak: precisely because the problem is cultural (instrumentalism, technocracy, education as the door to the bourgeois life-style), public universities are affected by the same problems as private ones (except for the fact that it is easier to get in).
Tuesday
Jul222014

The end of a world

Mike Winters reviews the last book by George Marsden
Tuesday
Jul222014

Barbarism

Philip Jenkins on Cardinal Mercier.
Saturday
Jul192014

Better off in the  desert?

An interesting symposium on the place of theology in secular academia.
Monday
Jul072014

Driving factor

Fareed Zakaria on the role of identity in international politics.