Here is a fascinating essay by Ed Driscoll on different theories about why the modern/postmodern world has gone wrong. Is the culprit moral relativism? the omniscient state? Or the assumption that we can reinvent everything from ground zero?
Or all of the above?
That “begin from ground zero” characteristic is, perhaps, the one that most of us will not have thought about, but which is most telling now that we have thought about it. It explains everything from modern art to gay marriage, the various political/social experiments (communism, fascism, the various kinds of socialism) to the way many Christians approach theology.
Do read the whole essay: Ed Driscoll » Beyond the Theory of Moral Relativity.