Strauss and howe generations book
Generations: The History of America's Future, to by William StraussTo see my latest posts on politics and political philosophy, follow mileskimball on Twitter. In their book The Fourth Turning William Strauss and Neil Howe they used their theory of generational replacement combined with different generational attitudes to predict the future. Overall, their theory is almost too good to be true. But between and today their predictions have done very well. Two passages from The Fourth Turning make the idea clear.
The Fourth Turning: Why American 'Crisis' May Last Until 2030
Strauss–Howe generational theory
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The Strauss—Howe generational theory , also known as the Fourth Turning theory or simply the Fourth Turning , which was created by authors William Strauss and Neil Howe , describes a theorized recurring generation cycle in American history. According to the theory, historical events are associated with recurring generational personas archetypes. Each generational persona unleashes a new era called a turning in which a new social, political, and economic climate exists. Turnings tend to last around 20—22 years. They are part of a larger cyclical " saeculum " a long human life, which usually spans between 80 and 90 years, although some saecula have lasted longer.
Not surprisingly, generations that experience similar early-life experiences often develop similar collective personas, and follow similar life-trajectories. While writing Generations, Strauss and Howe discovered a pattern in the way different types of generations follow one another in time. They identified a sequence of four generational archetypes —which they call Prophet, Nomad, Hero, and Artist—that have recurred in that order throughout American history. The generations in each archetype have similar age locations in history, and thus share some basic attitudes towards family, risk, culture and values, and civic engagement, among other things. As each archetype ages, its persona undergoes profound and characteristic changes. Yet each also has an underlying identity that endures over the centuries. Throughout modern history, the four generational archetypes have followed one another in a recurring cycle for more information, see Historical Generations and Turnings.
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