Paper Clippings The Blog of The Crossroads Cultural Center
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Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:02AM
David Brooks identifies a major problem (if people fall apart nothing else in society will work) and proposes yet another ludicrous scientistic solution (psychology! Yeee, that will do it! It's "scientific" isn't it?)
Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 9:31AM
There is some truth to Mark Lilla's criticism of those who reconstruct our history as one long process of decline since the 12th century, but it needs to be qualified. There was certainly a consistent development of ideas from the Reformation to the Enlightenment to us. The point is that it was not inevitable, it was not all that happened, and our task is not to go back to a mythical past, because a tradition has to become alive in the present.