This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Tradition as the principle of a rightly-ordered civilization

Summarizing what has been said, then, we can identify tradition as a body of transcendent knowledge that acts as the principle of a given civilization, gives it direction, and preserves its order. All sciences, trades, and institutions are then merely secondary applications of the knowledge contained in the tradition, which is of a transcendent nature and therefore capable of lending itself to so many diverse adaptations.

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