THE FOURTH TURNING, by William Strauss and Neil Howe, 1997.
Taken from the cover: “What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous With Destiny”–; this is an extraordinary, prescient work based on the research by these social scientists who report their findings in a conservative, apolitical style.
They discovered, and describe, the generational archetypes and the cyclical patterns which are created by the archetypes; that is, they tell how different generations determine the paths of history and thus shape the future of America. This is not a “doom and gloom” read but rather an enlightening book, amazingly accurate, scientifically documenting the cycles of the past, clarifying the present, and prophesying the future.
Reading THE FOURTH TURNING will greatly help you to understand the present uncertainties and to prepare you for a successful business and private life future. You will sleep better!
Note to congenital losers: Don’t bother spending the $5.00 for a used edition; stick with the emotional opinions of your local and national witchdoctors.
Gosh, I hate a mature democracy! My consolation rests on the fact that any closed system cannot deny entropy (gr. 7 thermodynamics).