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.

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).
Tuesday
Jul222014

The end of a world

Mike Winters reviews the last book by George Marsden
Tuesday
Jul222014

Barbarism

Philip Jenkins on Cardinal Mercier.
Saturday
Jul192014

Better off in the  desert?

An interesting symposium on the place of theology in secular academia.
Monday
Jul072014

Driving factor

Fareed Zakaria on the role of identity in international politics.
Friday
Jun272014

Worldviews matter

It seems hard to believe in universal democracy in a scientistic culture that ultimately recognizes no particular value in the human person. Technical progress and wealth accumulation do not require democracy.
Tuesday
Jun102014

Frenzy

Brendan O'Neill on various stories from Ireland.
Tuesday
Jun102014

Anxiety

Ross Douthat on family structure.
Tuesday
Jun102014

The most concrete thing

Roger Scruton on the human thirst for the sacred.
Tuesday
May272014

A very unsuccessful therapy

Brendan O'Neill blames therapy culture for the latest rampage.
Thursday
May012014

Globalized Libertinism

Patrick J. Deneen on the "false consciousness" of the elites.
Thursday
Apr242014

In the strangest places

Tuesday
Apr152014

On a different planet

If you ever worried that you may be alone in finding most contemporary journalists to be uneducated fools, worry no longer. David Bentley Hart is with you.
Monday
Apr142014

A meta-political problem

On the state of the family in the US.