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.

Monday
Feb192007

Cultural poverty

It seems reasonable that if a society fails to educate the young, the result will be a new kind of
underclass. But the origin of the problem is not globalization; it is a neglect of humanity.

Monday
Feb192007

Work of mercy

On Catholic education in Jordan.

Saturday
Feb172007

Ironic

England is experiencing massive Catholic immigration.

Wednesday
Feb142007

Survival of the fittest

Many people are not aware that the US had its own age of eugenics.

Saturday
Feb102007

Self-hatred

Another depressing but brilliant Dalrymple column.

Friday
Feb092007

Illiberal

An interesting discussion regarding the growing intolerance of religion among certain "liberal" figures in the US.


"A left-liberal commitment to religious freedom is not something that can be counted
on any more"

That has been one of the most impressive and under-reported cultural shifts in this country over the last decade.

Friday
Feb092007

Hegemony

Given that the Atlantic Monthly is a serious magazine not given to right-wing conspiracy theories, it is remarkable they published this.

Tuesday
Feb062007

The road to slavery

It is undeniable that the New York Times stands out today as the media outlet where news are most thoroughly shaped by radical ideology.

Friday
Feb022007

Totalitarianism III

From Canada


traditional religious groups essentially must either abandon any religious beliefs that conflict with the ideologies of the state, notably that of radical feminism, or cease to make any claims to special financial considerations for their charitable, non-profit works for the community.

Thursday
Feb012007

Delusional

Mark Davis on motherhood without fatherhood.

Thursday
Feb012007

Fear of competition

George Will on school choice and its enemies.

Tuesday
Jan302007

Totalitarianism II

Rowan Williams gets the point:


I think what’s at stake ultimately is whether the church is answerable finally to the State as the only court of appeal or whether the church can rightly appeal to other sources for its moral compass and whatever one’s views on this particular issue.

Monday
Jan292007

Totalitarianism

The Church as "the representative of liberty as such."

Sunday
Jan282007

Nothing

The article by David Cameron, the British Conservative leader, is very symbolic of the time we are living. It means to be a philosophical statement, yet there is not one discernible idea (teaching English to everybody? That's it?). It is obsessed with identity, yet it shows a complete lack of it. In fact, it does not distinguish itself in any way from the opposite political side. When both sides have coalesced into complete cultural vacuum, what's left in democracy?

Thursday
Jan252007

Hypocrisy

Rather than about spanking, our leaders should worry about Darfur.