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
Jan072014

What's wrong with the Pyrenees?

And now, something for our friends who are looking to buy a house in New York City.
Sunday
Dec292013

Not surprising

A side effect of the crisis of Arab nationalism and the rise of political Islam is that many Arab Christian may become more sympathetic to Israel.
Thursday
Dec192013

Away from the body!

The "Oprah" religiosity Richard Rodriguez has noticed is really a form of gnosticism.
Sunday
Dec082013

Getting there?

Brendan O'Neill checks our progress towards the "Brave New World."
Friday
Dec062013

Count your days

Michael Gerson on mortality.
Friday
Dec062013

People without a past

An excellent essay by Dana Gioia.
Monday
Dec022013

Bodies

Why contemporary culture has much in common with gnosticism.
Wednesday
Nov202013

Neither citizens nor humans

Patrick J. Deneen on the "common core" controversy.
Monday
Nov112013

No way to educate

A large group of Catholic scholars comes out against the adoption of the Common Core by Catholic schools.
Thursday
Nov072013

Out of touch with reality

Megan McArdle offers an informative analysis of what went wrong with the ACA implementation.
Wednesday
Nov062013

Something missing

People seem to have a deep-seated need to know their father.
Wednesday
Nov062013

Booming

A "different" assessment of the situation of the Church in Latin America.
Saturday
Oct262013

Creative minorities

On a recent appearance by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
Saturday
Oct052013

Catastrophe

John Allen sounds the alarm on anti-Christian persecutions around the world. One wonders why he had to publish this piece in England in The Spectator.
Saturday
Oct052013

Neo-feudalism

Another interesting analysis by Joel Kotkin. However, his sociological analysis ignores the philosophical attitudes which underpin these new social trends: the radical positivistic-bourgeois ideology of the affluent society, which has started in the 1950's as a cult of "production" and has since turned "green."