The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny
- Publish Date: 1997-12-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William Strauss;Neil Howe
First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling.Â Â This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.Â Â Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?
Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world--and your place in it.Â Â 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.Â Â How you prepare for this crisis--the Fourth Turning--is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation.Â Â Are you one of the can-do GI generation, who triumphed in the last crisis?Â Â Do you belong to the mediating Silent Majority, who enjoyed the 1950s High?Â Â 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?Â Â 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.