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.

Friday
Sep082006

A thing called philosophy

A report on the Pope's discussion with his former students on evolution.

Friday
Sep082006

Back

The Pope's visit to Germany seems very significant.

Friday
Sep082006

Dying?

The great Islamic breakdown in the modern world seem to involve at least two factors: 1) traditional Islam seems to have been inextricably tied to a specific culture, which is now at odds with the modern world, and 2) inability to educate.

Friday
Sep082006

Final calls

It is a fact that death gives life a beautiful seriousness.

Tuesday
Sep052006

No direction

It is hard to run a university in "the absence of any pronouncement that anything is more important than anything else."

Tuesday
Sep052006

"As dangerous as Osama bin Laden"

Iran and North Korea have one thing in common, they both have had extensive dealings with Dr. A.Q. Khan. Meet the "Father of the Islamic Bomb", a national hero in Pakistan, a nightmare for the rest of the world.

Wednesday
Aug302006

Marx for the 21st century

A good column by Rod Dreher on Qutb.

Wednesday
Aug302006

Barren

Yet another story on childlessness.

Thursday
Aug172006

The Presidential Blog

The Iranian president last week launched a blog (www.ahmadinejad.ir). Not surprisingly, it’s generated the kind of buzz that most bloggers can only dream about.

Tuesday
Aug082006

Terrorism? What's That?

While terrorism may be the defining security threat of our time, the U.N. has failed - literally - to define it.

Sunday
Aug062006

The fierce battle for Lebanon's soul


Before the war, half the Lebanese supported Hizbullah. Now more than 85 percent do.

Tuesday
Aug012006

The worst genocide ever

We must remember what the Khmer Rouge did 30 years ago.

Wednesday
Jul262006

Full circle

And finally, here comes the Chinese Capitalist-Communist Party. One just hopes that Karl Marx, somewhere, is watching.

Monday
Jul242006

Hope springs eternal

This columnist is convinced that "American elites are fed up with the dismal status quo in education" and they are about to turn against the teachers' unions.

Monday
Jul242006

"what else is there to see?"

This review of the last novel by John Updike captures well the symbiotic relationship between Islamist ideology and our own nihilism.