Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center

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Wednesday
Aug172016

The case for subsidiarity

Rod Dreher reviews Yuval Levin's recent book.
Tuesday
Aug162016

Separate but equal?

Alan Jacobs on the exit of Christian intellectuals from the cultural mainstream.
Tuesday
Aug022016

More and more visible

An interview with Pierre Manent.
Wednesday
Jul202016

With courage, without hatred

An interview with Remi Brague.
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?