The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning Author William Strauss
ISBN-10 0307485056
Year 2009-01-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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This astonishing book will change the way you see the world -- and your place in it. With startling originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about a new American era that will begin just after the millennium. William Strauss and Neil Howe base this vision on a provocative new theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras--or "turnings"--that last about twenty years and that always arrive in the same order. First comes a High, a period of confident expansion as a new order takes root after the old has been swept away. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion against the now-established order. Then comes an Unraveling, an increasingly troubled era in which individualism triumphs over crumbling institutions. Last comes a Crisis--the Fourth Turning--when society passes through a great and perilous gate in history. Together, the four turnings comprise history's seasonal rhythm of growth, maturation, entropy, and rebirth. Strauss and Howe locate today's America as midway through an Unraveling, roughly a decade away from the next era of Crisis. In a brilliant analysis of the post-World War II period, they show how generational dynamics are the key to understanding the cycles of American history. They draw vivid portraits of all the modern generations: the can-do G.I.s, the mediating Silent, the values-absorbed Boomers, the pragmatic 13ers, and the child Millennials. Placed in the context of history's long rhythms, the persona and role of each generation become clear--as does the inevitability of the coming Crisis. 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.

The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning Author William Strauss
ISBN-10 UOM:39015036056847
Year 1997
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher Broadway
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Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival

The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning Author William Strauss
ISBN-10 9780767900461
Year 1997
Pages 382
Language en
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival

From Skedaddle to Selfie

From Skedaddle to Selfie Author Allan Metcalf
ISBN-10 9780190263461
Year 2015-10-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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From baby boomers with 'groovy' and 'yuppie,' to Generation X with 'whatever' and 'like,' each generation inevitably comes to use certain words that are particular to its unique time in history. Those words not only tell us a great deal about the people in those generations, but highlight their differences with other generations. In this entertaining compilation, Allan Metcalf, author of OK: The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word, shows that each generation--those born within the same roughly 20-year time period--can be identified and characterized by its key words. Metcalf tells the story of the history and usage of these words, starting with the American Revolution and ending with the post-Millennial Homeland generation. With special attention to the differences in vocabulary among today's generations--the sometimes awkward Millennials, the grunge music of Generation X, hippies among the Boomers, and bobbysoxers among the Silents--From Skeddadle to Selfie compiles dozens of words we thought we knew, and tells the unheard stories of each and how they accompanied its generation through its time.

13th Gen

13th Gen Author William Strauss
ISBN-10 0679743650
Year 1993
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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A collection of commentaries, quotations, computer dumps, and cartoons explores the post-baby-boom generation's growing influence on American culture

Second Chance How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave

Second Chance  How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave Author David H. Smith
ISBN-10 9781483460352
Year 2016-10-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Did you miss the gold and silver spike runs to $1900 and to $50 in 2011? Did you get in near the top and ride them all the way down into the December 2015 lows? Or perhaps you didn't buy at all, and by late 2016, while the most explosive precious metals and mining stock run-up in decades was taking place, you watched. You may think you've missed the boat. But you would be wrong. David Morgan's research has shown decisively that as much as "90% of the profit potential for the metals and miners become available during the last 10% of the entire bull run." But only if you avoid what he calls "the amateur's mindset." Second Chance: How to Make and Keep Big Money from the Coming Gold and Silver Shock Wave empowers you to step onto the investment battlefield and leave it a winner. Many people will make fortunes during the coming years. On paper. But, when all is said and done, as the great speculator Jesse Livermore declared, "On paper it will remain."

America s Crisis of Values

America s Crisis of Values Author Wayne E. Baker
ISBN-10 0691117942
Year 2005
Pages 307
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends.

Millennials Rising

Millennials Rising Author Neil Howe
ISBN-10 9780307557940
Year 2009-01-16
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

The Hero s Journey Toward a Second American Century

The Hero s Journey Toward a Second American Century Author Michael E. Salla
ISBN-10 0275973735
Year 2002
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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The hero's journey is a process of (re)discovery of the principles that make up national identity (from the introduction). In this text, Salla contends that for the seventh time in its history, the United States is embarking upon a hero's journey with global implications. He begins by explaining J

Generations

Generations Author Neil Howe
ISBN-10 9780688119126
Year 1992-09-30
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading. William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types, and that these types repeat sequentially in a fixed pattern. The vision of Generations allows us to plot a recurring cycle in American history -- a cycle of spiritual awakenings and secular crises -- from the founding colonists through the present day and well into this millenium. Generations is at once a refreshing historical narrative and a thrilling intuitive leap that reorders not only our history books but also our expectations for the twenty-first century.

Monetary Regimes and Inflation

Monetary Regimes and Inflation Author Peter Bernholz
ISBN-10 9781784717636
Year 2015-04-30
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
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Exploring the characteristics of inflations and comparing historical cases from Roman times up to the modern day, this book provides an in depth discussion of the subject. It analyses the high and moderate inflations caused by the inflationary bias of

Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict

Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict Author Jennie Bristow
ISBN-10 9781137454737
Year 2015-05-12
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Springer
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The dominant cultural script is that the Baby Boomers have 'had it all', thereby depriving younger generations of the opportunity to create a life for themselves. Bristow provides a critical account of this discourse by locating the problematisation of the Baby Boomers within a wider ambivalence about the legacy of the Sixties.

The Fourth Turning

The Fourth Turning Author Ken Wilber
ISBN-10 9780834829572
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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What might the Buddhism of the future look like? With all that we have learned in the modern and postmodern world, how can Buddhists be true to the central teachings of the tradition while also including them in a new framework that is inclusive of ongoing discoveries? Ken Wilber here explores these key questions facing Buddhism and indeed all of the world’s great religions today, showing how traditional Buddhist teachings themselves suggest an ongoing evolution leading toward a more unified, holistic, and interconnected spirituality. Touching on all of the key turning points in the history of Buddhism, Wilber describes the unique way in which the tradition has been open to the continuing unfolding and expansion of its own teachings, and he suggests possible paths toward an ever more Integral approach.

Shattered Consensus

Shattered Consensus Author James Piereson
ISBN-10 9781594038969
Year 2016-11-08
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Encounter Books
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The United States has been shaped by three sweeping political revolutions: Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and cultural adjustments that set the stage for a new phase of political and economic development. Are we on the verge of another upheaval, a “fourth revolution” that will reshape U.S. politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest that we are. James Piereson describes the inevitable political turmoil that will overtake the United States in the next decade as a consequence of economic stagnation, the unsustainable growth of government, and the exhaustion of postwar arrangements that formerly underpinned American prosperity and power. The challenges of public debt, the retirement of the “baby boom” generation, and slow economic growth have reached a point where they require profound changes in the role of government in American life. At the same time, the widening gulf between the two political parties and the entrenched power of interest groups will make it difficult to negotiate the changes needed to renew the system. Shattered Consensus places this impending upheaval in historical context, reminding readers that Americans have faced and overcome similar trials in the past, in relatively brief but intense periods of political conflict. While others claim that the United States is in decline, Piereson argues that Americans will rise to the challenge of forming a new governing coalition that can guide the nation on a path of dynamism and prosperity.