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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The consensus of the pagans

This truth about man was acknowledged in the pagan world as well. Aristotle had proclaimed that “man is by nature a political animal,” which he follows by quoting Homer, who said that any man who lives outside of the community of other persons does so, not because he is acting according to human nature, but because he is either below or above humanity. He is either an ascetic or a villain—and both of these are, of course, exceptions which serve to prove the rule.[1]

[1] Aristotle, Politics, Book I, part 2.

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