shavemunseyIn every age humanity is in its worst state ever, and ours is no exception.

Are things really worse? The truth of the perception isn’t nearly as important as the perception itself. If you think things are worse, they are, and there is never a lack of evidence.

How bad is it? Who knows. The decline of civilization is all about relativism. Any effort to measure that decline will be warped by the contingent perspective that is bound up in the creation of even the most objective scale.

Read the full and fascinating article at Interesting Ideas.