The Fourth Turning by William Strauss
An American Prophecy

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First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.  Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?

Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world--and your place in it.  In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis.  How you prepare for this crisis--the Fourth Turning--is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation.  Are you one of the can-do "GI generation," who triumphed in the last crisis?  Do you belong to the mediating "Silent Majority," who enjoyed the 1950s High?  Do you fall into the "awakened" Boomer category of the 1970s and 1980s, or are you a Gen-Xer struggling to adapt to our splintering world?  Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny.

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About William Strauss

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William Strauss and Neil Howe, the authors of Generations: The History of America's Future and 13th-GEN, write and lecture frequently on generational issues. Strauss is the cofounder and director of the Capitol Steps, a political cabaret. Howe, a historian and economist, is a senior advisor for the Concord Coalition. They both live in the Washington, D.C., area.
Published January 16, 2009 by Three Rivers Press. 400 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The bottom line for contemporary Americans is that, after a second turning (the ``Consciousness Revolution'') that ended around 1984, we are now in a third turning (``Culture Wars'') that will end around 2005.

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Expanding on the cyclical view of history set forth in their bestsellers Generations: The History of America's Future and 13th-GEN, Strauss and Howe focus on the three ""turnings,"" or recurring 20-year generational periods, that have supposedly marked the post-WWII era-and on the fourth, pivotal...

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The post World War II era has seen an experiment with fiat currency for the first time, and shockingly, steady inflation has been the result.

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