After reading the book, it was really no surprise to me when the capital was overrun with rioters. The book convinced me, we could very well have a bloody revolution or war considering the unaddressed underlying conditions: extreme wealth inequality, pandemic, desperation, hunger and feeling like one has no personal stake. The rise of China and decline of the United States contributes to another dangerous possible outcome. The tech industry's most recent moves to purge conservatives/libertarians may make our social condition even worse, by isolating rather than including the most desperate people in our society.
The wiki article sources this book in several spots, also written by Strauss and Howe:
And the method that captivated people like Bannon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaWYO_FG9Ec
The theory isn't hard and two of his chief strategist believe it solves their ills.
After reading The Fourth Turning and witnessing what has occurred the last 4 years and is currently happening now, yes. It was written in the 90s and predicted a great possibility of a WW2 type event sometime around 2020-2024. It posits it based on natural historical cycles and gives tons of proof and evidence, beyond conjecture. 9/11 came like being sucker punched and no one really had premonitions but now, you can feel it in the air. Heavy.
I really love The Caspian Report for a kind of pulled-out, neutral perspective on geopolitics. I find his videos very aesthetically pleasing as well.
Also, if you haven't, read The Fourth Turning and check out Neil Howe's Twitter, Forbes articles and regular YouTube interviews (he often contributes to Hedgeye, but he has plenty of interviews on other podcasts and channels as well). It's all somewhat niche - economics and generational theory mostly - but I find him incredibly neutral and refreshing.
Have you read The Fourth Turning ? There is nothing new under the sun.
Yes! Read The Fourth Turning . Gen Z (referred to as 'Homelanders' in modern day Strauss-Howe theory) are most similar to the Silent Generation in terms of cultural and political role.
'Most conversative' is unlikely. That falls to Gen X. They are conservative in the sense of being more hesitant, less risk-taking, more of a "compromise" generation, who cares about each others' feelings and being "good boys and good girls". But they are much less self-interested and laissez-faire than baby boomers, and much less "rugged individualist" libertarian than Gen Xers. That said, they will likely not be as left-leaning as Millennials (or the G.I. before us, who shared our generational archetype).