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
Feb052013

What "public" means

Michelle Rhee on paying attention to reality over abstractions.
Wednesday
Jan302013

Stay in your catacombs

Peter Berger on the secularist attempts to prevent people from expressing their religion in public.
Sunday
Jan272013

Missing the point

Thomas Friedman is very excited about online education. He should reflect that bringing a student to the point where he can learn from an online course takes almost as much work as bringing him to the point where he can learn by reading the book by himself. How many students in rural Egyptian villages are ready to take circuit theory courses from MIT?
Wednesday
Jan162013

The triumph of ideology over knowledge

Some startling statistics about how history is taught in US colleges.
Saturday
Jan122013

Totalitarianism in the courts

Among European countries, the UK is at the forefront of anti-Christian persecution..
Saturday
Jan122013

A steady whisper

A columnn by Greg Wolfe.
Thursday
Jan102013

Surprise

The population of the world may soon start declining.
Wednesday
Jan092013

Love of beauty

An article about Ken Myers:
Here is where the religious right and the secular left are in complete agreement: They both think God doesn’t care about culture.”
Monday
Jan072013

Stay open

An essay on George Saunders.
Monday
Jan072013

A good question

What is justice about?
Wednesday
Jan022013

Critical thinking

A new book by Robert George.
Wednesday
Dec262012

Reducing the Irreducible

Mankind never stops searching: "“We jump borders. We push into new territory even when we have resources where we are. Other animals don’t do this." So why do journalists want to boil it all down to genetics?
Saturday
Dec222012

Bad ideas vs. no ideas

Ross Douthat sounds seriously discouraged.
Thursday
Dec202012

Happy People

Obviously, in certain cultures people tend to be more joyful than in others.
Wednesday
Dec192012

Narcissistic gnosticism

David B. Hart on the long-hidden last book by K.G Jung.
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