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.

Wednesday
Nov202013

Neither citizens nor humans

Patrick J. Deneen on the "common core" controversy.
Monday
Nov112013

No way to educate

A large group of Catholic scholars comes out against the adoption of the Common Core by Catholic schools.
Thursday
Nov072013

Out of touch with reality

Megan McArdle offers an informative analysis of what went wrong with the ACA implementation.
Wednesday
Nov062013

Something missing

People seem to have a deep-seated need to know their father.
Wednesday
Nov062013

Booming

A "different" assessment of the situation of the Church in Latin America.
Saturday
Oct262013

Creative minorities

On a recent appearance by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Saturday
Oct052013

Catastrophe

John Allen sounds the alarm on anti-Christian persecutions around the world. One wonders why he had to publish this piece in England in The Spectator.
Saturday
Oct052013

Neo-feudalism

Another interesting analysis by Joel Kotkin. However, his sociological analysis ignores the philosophical attitudes which underpin these new social trends: the radical positivistic-bourgeois ideology of the affluent society, which has started in the 1950's as a cult of "production" and has since turned "green."
Tuesday
Oct012013

What comes first

A recollection by Archbishop Filippo Santoro about the 2007 "Aparecida" conference of the South American bishops.
Tuesday
Sep242013

No legalism

Michael Gerson (a Protestant) has a clear grasp of what the Pope mhas been talking about.
Saturday
Sep142013

Not the real problem

A counter-cultural critique of the neo-Malthusian theory of overpopulation.
Tuesday
Sep102013

Surprised by Christ

Eight interviews with converts to Christianity.
Wednesday
Sep042013

Genocide?

Philip Jenkins is very worried about the consequences of a possible US intervention in Syria.
Saturday
Aug312013

Compromise

Fr. Samir Khalil Samir on the situation in the Middle East.
Tuesday
Aug272013

Discovering poverty

Peter Augustine Lawler on the moral message of "Girls."