The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

Author: William Strauss, Neil Howe
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by chaostheory   2020-09-25
Corruption never disappears completely, but it's pervasiveness seems to be cyclical. The 4th Turning is a good read on the subject

https://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Turning-American-Prophecy-Rend...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generatio...

by sambull   2019-08-24

The wiki article sources this book in several spots, also written by Strauss and Howe:

https://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Turning-American-Prophecy-Rendezvous/dp/0767900464

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.

by GingerRoot96   2019-08-24

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.

by peppermint-kiss   2017-08-19

Have you read The Fourth Turning ? There is nothing new under the sun.

by peppermint-kiss   2017-08-19

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).