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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In sections 2313 and 2314 the Catechism emphasizes the point that non-combatants are never to be targeted during war—not for any reason or under any circumstances. To treat prisoners inhumanely or target civilian populations is a “crime against God and man.” The United States has been on both sides of this question, famous for its humane treatment of prisoners and civilians in certain conflicts, yet infamous for directly targeting entire populations at others. This principle has become more significant as technology has advanced, whether we are speaking of nuclear weapons or biological/chemical warfare, because it is usually the richer or more developed nations who have these and who are therefore susceptible to the temptation to employ them.

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