This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Beauty and novelty

St. Paul lamented the decadence of the Greeks who had an aimless lust for “something new.” There is an obsession for anything novel that accompanies a decadent age, and this all the more as the Dark Age progresses. This is one explanation for a fascination with the bizarre in art, and even the ugly, in that these answer to certain unexhausted possibilities and so they fascinate a decadent civilization, although not for long, since they have no value in themselves aside from their novelty. They certainly do not delivery beauty, or intelligence.

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