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.

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.

Sunday
Jul232006

Mission

One can respectfully argue with Bishop Tessier that the proper task of the Church is to witness to Christ (i.e. make him visible), not to the "West." Properly understood, this witness is something much deeper and more important than "converting" people.

Friday
Jul212006

Theocracy

A nice essay by Ross Douthat.

Tuesday
Jul182006

"Keep the people in a mood of suffering"

If you are interested to know more about the roots of the war in Lebanon, the New Yorker has re-posted a very informative report on Hezbollah from a few years ago. You can also learn about their activities in South America.

Tuesday
Jul182006

Not a problem

People will go to great lengths to justify their prejudices. For istance, this lady has decided that social isolation is simply nothing to worry about.

Wednesday
Jul122006

Happiness classes

The culmination of a long trend of using psycology as a substitute for religion. Like covering an infected wound with a bandaid.

Tuesday
Jul112006

Cities of God

An interesting book review.

Monday
Jul102006

Lost in particulars

An interesting book review by Peter Steinfels. The answer to his questions is certainly not that Universities need more theology courses. What is it then?

Sunday
Jul092006

Bad news

An article in Die Welt claims that the IAEA has essentially given up on nuclear inspections in Iran. This may be a serious step torwards a war.

Sunday
Jul092006

Moral revolution?

Here come the Kazcynski twins.

Saturday
Jul082006

Race against time

This story from Iraq in the New Republic is informative.