This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

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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Modernity is a twofold gift

The trouble with a gift is that it cannot be un-given, it must simply be dealt with. Modernity can be considered a gift, but in the old sense, in which a gift is both a blessing and a poison, both a help and a burden. We should take care to understand both the benefit and the cost, and not to take the easy way out by focusing solely on one side of the balance. We find that in many cases the conditions of our world bestow on us great rewards for our successes, and at the same time inflict punishments for our excesses. We credit this world with the rewards, but we forget that it is of its very nature rebuke us.

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