Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center
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Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:59AM
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.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 7:37AM
An interview with Jonathan Haidt on academic totalitarianism. As a social psychologist, he typically ignores the philosophical root of the problem: the idea that power is everything, and knowledge a tool to obtain it. When Haidt says that social psychology is "first and foremost about changing the world, rather than understanding it," he seems unaware of being quoting almost verbatim Marx's 11th Thesis on Feuerbach. The idea that the truth is more important that ideology ("justice") is not to be taken for granted.