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.

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.
Saturday
Dec082012

Creative minority

Some interesting developments in France.
Friday
Dec072012

Hitchcock's Last Drama

"Some people find these late-in-life turns to religion suspect, a sign of weakness or of one's 'losing it.' But nothing focuses the mind as much as death." An eyewitness recounts the famous director's return to the faith of his youth.
Thursday
Dec062012

Superstition

A good essay on scientism.
Saturday
Dec012012

Urban and single

The recent elections highlighted some interesting demographic trends.
Wednesday
Nov282012

Unexpected

Reality is positive
Tuesday
Nov272012

Don't start from the roof

A thoughtful reflection on the necessary context for a culture of life.
Tuesday
Nov272012

Borrowing paradise

The incredible situation of public debt in all Western countries cannot be explained only in terms of irresponsible politicians and murky accounting. Such radical denial of reality has also cultural roots: the myth of the affluent society based on scientific progress and on technocratic politics that has been the absolutely dominant narrative in the West at least since the mid 1950's.
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