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.

Tuesday
Feb032015

Teach or perish

Jacques Berlinerbrau" on the self-inflicted doom of college professors.
Monday
Feb022015

A man of his time

Eamon Duffy on recent attempts to depict Thomas More as a dangerous fanatic.
Tuesday
Jan202015

A revival?

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry on Christianity in France.
Saturday
Jan172015

Asking questions

Leon Wieseltier on resisting post-humanism.
Wednesday
Jan142015

Lost Identity

The two striking features of this interview with Alain Finkielkraut are the superficiality of the questions and the profound sadness of the answers.
Wednesday
Dec312014

In His image

Dietrich von Hildebrand's memoirs of his fight against Nazism have been re-published.
Thursday
Dec252014

Identity or belonging?

Small acts and behaviors can certainly be pedagogical but "Catholic identity" is first of all a matter of learning how to judge reality.
Tuesday
Dec232014

Longing

David Brooks confuses faith with religiosity, but he is right otherwise that it is impossible for humans not to be religious.
Wednesday
Dec102014

False Consciousness

Brendan O'Neill offers a very secular and very smart analysis of what lies behind the whole gay-marriage movement.
Saturday
Dec062014

Unquestioned technocracy

Ross Douthat captures very well the significance of the recent collapse of The New Republic. If everything is utilitarian and instrumental, public discourse reduces to trading information and advancing political solutions.
Tuesday
Dec022014

Butcher shop

A strong message from the Pope on human trafficking.
Sunday
Nov302014

The most humanising institution in history

Many people have recommended the recent address by Lord Sacks at a conference at the Vatican.
Tuesday
Nov252014

Children for sale

An instructive story on human trafficking.
Monday
Nov242014

Vistas of ignorance that extend on all sides

The discovery of ignorance is very important. Update: some comments on the Bertrand Russel quote by Michael Winters.
Sunday
Nov092014

Sleight of hand

Speaking about the Obama administration, Peter Berkowitz makes an important point: pragmatism pretends not to make metaphysical assumptions, but what it really does is just hide them.