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
Dec102014

False Consciousness

Brendan O'Neill offers a very secular and very smart analysis of what lies behind the whole gay-marriage movement.
Saturday
Dec062014

Unquestioned technocracy

Ross Douthat captures very well the significance of the recent collapse of The New Republic. If everything is utilitarian and instrumental, public discourse reduces to trading information and advancing political solutions.
Tuesday
Dec022014

Butcher shop

A strong message from the Pope on human trafficking.
Sunday
Nov302014

The most humanising institution in history

Many people have recommended the recent address by Lord Sacks at a conference at the Vatican.
Tuesday
Nov252014

Children for sale

An instructive story on human trafficking.
Monday
Nov242014

Vistas of ignorance that extend on all sides

The discovery of ignorance is very important. Update: some comments on the Bertrand Russel quote by Michael Winters.
Sunday
Nov092014

Sleight of hand

Speaking about the Obama administration, Peter Berkowitz makes an important point: pragmatism pretends not to make metaphysical assumptions, but what it really does is just hide them.
Thursday
Nov062014

I am still here

Roger Scruton on the claims of neuroscience.
Tuesday
Nov042014

Exploding

The Economist on Christianity on China.
Sunday
Nov022014

Ideology as the only source of identity

Politicization has reached video games.
Friday
Oct312014

Georgetown ultramontanists!

Ross Douthat on the sudden love for "authority" by some folks at Georgetown University.
Friday
Oct312014

Flanney O'Connor landed hard on me

Bruce Springsteen on his favourite books.
Monday
Oct272014

A father

Michael S. Winters remembers Mons. Albacete. So does Marco Bardazzi.
Wednesday
Oct222014

Evolution and Ethics

Gertrude Himmelfarb on early criticism of scientism.
Saturday
Oct042014

Zeitgeist

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