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.

Tuesday
Jul282015

At home into exile

An interview with Christian Wiman.
Saturday
Jul252015

"We are missing something"

This article on ISIS gives a good sense of how today the West has such a reduced understanding of human nature that it simply cannot comprehend what motivates people in other cultures.
Thursday
Jul232015

No system can work without virtuous people.

There is really nothing surprising about the fact that education is completely dependent on the freedom of the teachers.
Thursday
Jul092015

Metaphysical conflict

An interesting analysis by Alastair Crooke of the ideological struggles that are tearing apart Sunni Islam.
Tuesday
Jul072015

Insatiable curiosity

An interview with Leah Libresco.
Saturday
Jun272015

Granting what nobody cares about

Ross Douthat speaks the truth about the Supreme Court ruling.
Monday
Jun222015

Fecundophobes

On the human and cultural implications of parenthood.
Sunday
Jun212015

Quiet Time

Habitual "silence and meditations" are certainly good. However, it is more fruitful to contemplate reality than our own "inner selves."
Wednesday
Jun102015

The sovereign self

The fatal contradiction between liberalism and sex.
Tuesday
May262015

We are sick

Maggie Gallagher on the epidemics of teen suicides in Palo Alto.
Friday
May222015

The new elite

It is interesting to compare these two columns by Brendan O'Neill and John Waters.
Thursday
May142015

A crisis of attention

An interview with Matthew Crawford.
Tuesday
May122015

An unexpected victory?

The Chronicle of Higher Education on the Inklings.
Saturday
May092015

End of social-democracy

Brendan O'Neill on the elections in the UK. The process seems to be the following: a) the left embraces technocracy and makes itself the representative of urban liberals; b) the right, which was already technocratic, drops any pretensions of defending traditional values; c) the left loses, since it is now identical to the right (while insincerely claiming to be different) and urban liberals are not enough to win elections.
Friday
May082015

Ask fundamental questions

An article by Michael Hanby.