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.

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.
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).