The Cycles of American History

Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
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by Top19   2017-12-05
I’ve also seen this connected with the rise of individualism that’s been going on since the early 80’s.

Allegedly though, according to the historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr, societies tend to move in 40 year periods of either community or individualism. Assuming individualism started in 1980, this would have it end in 2020.

These two books sum it up well:

The Cycles of American History

The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

by Top19   2017-10-30
Arthur Schlesinger Jr’s “The Cycles of American History”

“The Forth Turning” or “Generations” by Neil Howe and William Strauss. Although be warned although those books were well received at the time in like 1993 (including a pretty positive review by the N.Y. Times) they are little less ‘academic’ than Schlesinger’s.

Also the authors Samuel Lubell, R.G. Collingwood, and Frank L. Klinberg.

Regarding the concept of “willful blindness” that is currently experiencing a revival in academic legal circles and is forming the basis for an aggressive, take-no-prisoners approach to white-collar crime, look at “The Chickenshit Club” by Jesse Eisinger.

The Cycles of American History

Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives