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.

Saturday
May122007

Idiots

It is always entertaining when somebody like Vargas Lllosa says what he honestly thinks about recent political trends in Latin America.

Friday
May112007

Demons

Dalrymple on Qutb.

Friday
May112007

Fragile

One could argue that the obsession to protect children from any kind of discomfort is inversely proportional to our ability to offer them any meaningful reason to live.


"Life is planned out for us, but we don't know what to want"

Sunday
May062007

A mutation

You should know about the Apostolic Fathers.

Saturday
May052007

Back to reality

The Economist on the Church in South America.

Thursday
May032007

Destructive fantasy

Hell must be this kind of lack of reality.

Tuesday
May012007

God as Father

Protestant converts in Kurdistan.

Monday
Apr232007

Inhuman

Lots of theories keep being produced about the VT mass murderer. Some of the comments by Camille Paglia are somewhat interesting, inasmuch she understands that people's most vulnerable spot is their affectivity (which she confuses with sex).

Monday
Apr232007

Unredeemed I

Spengler reviews the lates posthumous book by Tolkien

Monday
Apr232007

Unredeemed II

A trip to Saudi Arabia.

Sunday
Apr222007

"Where are the grown-ups?"

A good question by Peggy Noonan.

Sunday
Apr222007

Screaming louder and louder

It is true that our culture is swamped with moralism. But the reason is not just an historical quirk, it is what the Pope in Regensburg called "reduction of reason." If morality is separated from knowledge and reason (the human quest for meaning), all that is left is arbitrary power...

Thursday
Apr192007

Interesting

President Bush promises to support school choice.

Thursday
Apr192007

Rapt in awe

More on Einstein's religiosity.

The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness.

Thursday
Apr192007

Bottom feeders

There is a symbiotic relationship between madmen and journalists.