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.

Thursday
Apr052012

Different questions, different methods

An attempt to challenge scientism.
Tuesday
Mar272012

Nothing?

David Albert on a silly recent book.
Thursday
Mar222012

Hope

Bach as the apostle of Japan.
Saturday
Mar102012

Culture matters, no. 48

Nicholas Eberstadt makes the case that fertility, like many other things, is driven by cultural factors, not just economic development.
Tuesday
Mar062012

Not obvious

Stanley Fish on "separation of Church and state."
Saturday
Mar032012

Organic faith

A new book on the Ratzingers.
Monday
Feb272012

Medicalizing grief?

To try and remove sadness is like removing our humanity.
Saturday
Feb252012

An encounter

An interview with Fr.David Neuhaus.
Saturday
Feb252012

Isolated and then destroyed

A powerful column by Cardinal George.
Friday
Feb242012

Catholic?

Based on this piece one wonders if the Catholic healthcare system in the US has a future. More fundamentally, the question is whether ideals of "social justice" by themselves can provide the foundation for this type of work.
Friday
Feb242012

Culture matters (again)

Clive Crook wonders why Democratic politicians have a hard time connecting to the working class. Easy: because their dominant cultural background is technocratic liberalism, which is an intrinsically bourgeois way of thinking. The only way they can articulate the interests of poorer people is that everybody should become like themselves.
Monday
Feb202012

Does it exist?

A good discussion of the mythical (?) Catholic vote.
Saturday
Feb182012

Logically consistent

A new book on social Darwinism and eugenics, which remain the most consistent political outcomes of scientism.
Friday
Feb172012

Sensational

Somebody is claiming to have found a 1st century fragment of the Gospel of Mark.
Wednesday
Feb152012

The magic number

Philip Jenkins on the link between secularization and demographics.