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
Mar252007

To be in love or not?

You have to simpathize with the Afghans: it is tragic when your choices are between socially enforced moralism and Western nihilism.

Tuesday
Mar202007

Freedom?

A speech by Bernard Lewis on Islam and the West.

Friday
Mar162007

My guy

Peggy Noonan points out that an age short on ideas is necessarily big on loyalty.

Thursday
Mar152007

Embryo factories

The next logical step.

Tuesday
Mar132007

Running for a cliff

The contemporary version of Dostoevski's Demons. One could argue that throwing bombs was less destructive.

On the European situation, see also Spengler.

Sunday
Mar112007

Stuck

Once again, the universe turns out not to be exhausted by our theories.

Sunday
Mar112007

Default identity

Some people are having a hard time to be recognized as non-Muslim.

Wednesday
Mar072007

Science?

Apparently Charles Darwin was a (social) Darwinist.

Sunday
Mar042007

Freedom flame

A brief report from Cuba.

Sunday
Mar042007

A dilemma

There is a built-in contradiction in the idea of public education in a deeply divided society.

Sunday
Mar042007

Foundling wheel

A very traditional and Catholic idea.

Wednesday
Feb282007

Children of the state

Apparently there is no freedom of education whatsoever in Germany.

Sunday
Feb252007

Familiar pattern

It is remarkable how certain phenomena start popping up in similar forms more or less at the same time in the most disparate corners of the world.

Saturday
Feb242007

They are back

A few months after the gospel of Judas, here comes the tumb of Jesua. The only interesting question is: why would anybody think that this is interesting?

Saturday
Feb242007

Confusion

The British government is divided about whether it is better to have two parents in a family.