The barbarians have already been governing us for quite some time

Alasdair MacIntyreWhat matters … is the construction of local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages, which are already upon us. The barbarians are not waiting beyond the frontiers; they have already been governing us for quite some time. And it is our lack of consciousness of this that constitutes part of our predicament.

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theology

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