Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center
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Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:14PM
"Some people find these late-in-life turns to religion suspect, a sign of weakness or of one's 'losing it.' But nothing focuses the mind as much as death." An eyewitness recounts the famous director's return to the faith of his youth.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:26AM
The incredible situation of public debt in all Western countries cannot be explained only in terms of irresponsible politicians and murky accounting. Such radical denial of reality has also cultural roots: the myth of the affluent society based on scientific progress and on technocratic politics that has been the absolutely dominant narrative in the West at least since the mid 1950's.
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:18PM
A classic David Brooks column. Read also the first comment as a perfect example the effects of a contemporary college education: Brooks suggests that people would be better off doing XYZ, the lady from Boston replies vehemently that nobody can force her to do XYZ! Another great mind lost to agriculture.