This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

NOTICE:
This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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General remarks

It could be beneficial to some readers at this stage to provide a minimalistic enumeration of some of the tactics of propaganda. Some have already been mentioned, for example the moral paintbrush and the scapegoat. Others are simply logical fallacies and are not original to the propagandist but are merely utilized by him on a collective level. Propaganda adopts fallacies and deploys them on a scale never before possible. Thus, we include many logical fallacies within the context of propaganda, in addition to describing some of the psychological tactics specific to propaganda itself. The list is obviously not complete, nor could it be, since the reason can err in an almost infinite variety of ways. The intent is merely to allow the reader to begin to recognize some of the most common ploys used to circumvent or undermine his reason.

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