The Fourth Turning

What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307485052

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 478

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

An American Prophecy

Author: William Strauss

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 4428

Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival

The Fourth Turning

An American Prophecy

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767900464

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

View: 3249

Predicts that the U.S. will face a crisis in the next millennium that will threaten the country's survival

Generations

the history of America's future, 1584 to 2069

Author: William Strauss,Neil Howe

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 6999

Casts American history as a succession of generational biographies encompassing eighteen generations, and traces patterns that indicate foreseeable crises in the country's history

13th Gen

Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?

Author: William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679743651

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 7387

A collection of commentaries, quotations, computer dumps, and cartoons explores the post-baby-boom generation's growing influence on American culture

Pendulum

How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

Author: Perseus

Publisher: Carroll & Graf

ISBN: 9781593157067

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 6887

The best-selling author of The Wizard of Ads and the founder of Promote-a-Book identify patterns in the seemingly random ways society judges acceptability, revealing a 40-year cycle in Western society that explains current trends and viewpoints that are shaping the successes of today's political, business and celebrity figures.

The Fourth Turning

Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829576

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7426

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.

Millennials Go to College

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Paramount Market Pub

ISBN: 9780971260610

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 5834

If you deal with today's students as a marketer, college faculty member, administrator, parent, or high school counselor, this hands-on guide is a necessary addition to your bookshelf. The new, updated edition features the latest data on the Millennial Generation and how they are changing--and will continue to change--college life. Just as profoundly as their Boomer and Gen-X parents did, college students and their younger siblings have different expectations for their college experience. The ways that they involve their parents in their lives are very different than the relationship between Boomers and their parents. A new chapter in this second edition addresses the shift from Boomer to Gen-X parents of college students, the next big transition on the doorstep of higher education. The authors address issues ranging from the rise of ratings-driven admissions, to the rising burden of student loans, to greater challenges facing career counselors, to the new transition from Boomer "helicopter" parents to Gen-X "stealth fighter" parents. The new edition also presents original survey results on college students and the parents of college students. This exciting new feature is sponsored by Datatel Corporation and Chartwells, and was carried out by Crux Research in collaboration with LifeCourse Associates. With this book, you will find out why Millennial college students: * Like to work in teams * Are risking less and planning more * Find money and class to be more divisive than race Learn how this generation of college students is different and what changes you must make in your approach to recruit them and market to them successfully.

Millennials Rising

The Next Great Generation

Author: Neil Howe,William Strauss

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307557944

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 3485

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

Author: Michael E. Salla

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275973735

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7986

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

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

Author: David H. Smith,David Morgan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483460355

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6636

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."

Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict

Author: Jennie Bristow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137454733

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 8685

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.

Weaving the New Creation

Stages of Faith and the Public Church

Author: James W. Fowler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579105858

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9616

Bannon

Always the Rebel

Author: Keith Koffler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621577376

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4441

He helped engineer one of the greatest upsets in political history—the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. Now, after a short and turbulent tenure in the White House, Steve Bannon is working on the outside to propel forward his populist agenda even when it puts him at odds with the Trump administration. Unafraid to speak the truth and unwilling to back down, Bannon has made headlines in recent months for slamming the Trump administration's approach to North Korea and China, backing controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore at all costs, and calling members of Trump's circle—including Trump's son Don Jr. and his son-in-law Jared Kushner—"treasonous" for meeting with Russians during the election. What is Steve Bannon trying to achieve? Is he a political genius with a promising ideology, or a muckraker without allegiances? In Bannon: Always the Rebel, veteran White House reporter Keith Koffler sits down for hours of interviews with Steve Bannon and gets the embattled former White House advisor talking about his plans, his current thinking about the Trump White House, and the reasons he's still fighting. "Keith Koffler's book will help you understand why Steve Bannon still matters, and why he is one of the most powerful and important men outside the Oval Office." —SEBASTIAN GORKA, Ph.D., former deputy assistant to President Trump, author of Defeating Jihad, and chief strategist of the Make America Great Again Coalition.

Signals

The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics

Author: Philippa Malmgren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781487402

Category: Geopolitics

Page: 364

View: 9379

Economic signals are everywhere, from fashion magazine covers to grocery stores to military events. Malmgren empowers the public by revealing the story of the world economy in plain English. Central banks are trying hard to create inflation but say there is little chance it will happen, yet many feel their cost of living is already rising, especially in emerging markets. Who can fail to notice the rising cost of a steak, of chocolates, of apartments, of education, of healthcare or that prices are simply more volatile than in the past? The public should be more welcomed into the most important questions of the day: Is deflation or inflation the greater risk? Does inflation fix deflation? Both forces are now locked in an epic struggle. The conflicting pressures are now stressing and breaking the vital social contracts that exist between citizens and their states, setting in motion many seemingly unrelated outcomes: social unrest, the movement of manufacturing from emerging markets back to the US and the West, and even the near misses between the spy planes, fighter jets and naval vessels of the US, NATO, Japan, Russia and China. The one thing that can fix all this is innovation; acts of calculated risk taking that people undertake. Are governments hostile or hospitable to these already impressive efforts to build tomorrow s economy today? Prediction, Malmgren says, is impossible, but, by being alert to the many signals around us, anyone can be better prepared to navigate through the troubles to the treasures of the world economy.

The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

Author: Edward Shepherd Creasy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329919904

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 4700

Edward Creasy's 1851 military analysis of fifteen world battles is a classic of its genre. Appearing between Clausewitz's On War (1832) and Ardant Du Picq's Battle Studies (composed c.1870), The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo is essential reading for military historians.

The Myth of Endless Growth

Exposing Capitalism's Insustainability

Author: William Strauss

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557624967

Category:

Page: 369

View: 1896

This book shows how mainstream economic theory is fundamentally flawed. It shows how the expectation for endless growth is so deeply ingrained into what we expect the future to be that we do not even question the assumption. But this work, rather than follow an ecological path to explore limits to growth, is an "inside job" that shows that when modern economic growth theories are decoupled from assumptions that have no basis in how the real world is developing, but are, for the most part, mathematical conveniences applied for the sake of "stability," then the long-run economic outcome is no longer capitalism. Decision makers assume that changes today will lead to predictable and/or reversible outcomes. This is a myth. There are fallacies throughout the assumptions of predictability, reversibility, and endless growth. When reasoning is based upon a flawed foundation, bad choices can appear reasonable. This work shows that the future is not what it is supposed to be.

The Fourth Way

The Inspiring Future for Educational Change

Author: Andy Hargreaves,Dennis L. Shirley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412976375

Category: Education

Page: 143

View: 8498

This book analyzes three previous major change efforts, outlines their strengths and limitations, and offers a successful and sustainable fourth way to integrate teacher professionalism, community engagement, government policy, and accountability.

Do ask, do tell

a gay conservative lashes back : individualism, identity, personal rights, responsibility, and community in a libertarian third millennium

Author: Bill Boushka

Publisher: High Productivity Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 4121