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Old 4 January 2009, 07:47
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The Fourth Turning

http://www.fourthturning.com/

Just finished this book a month ago. Very interesting read. The premise of the book is that history goes in cycles and is not linear. He breaks down history by generations and gives each generation their own identity.

The generations are called turnings and by the end of each fourth turning we basically start over and history kind of repeats itself. At the end of each cycle there is a crisis and each turning last about 20 years +/- a few. The last crisis was WWII and the one before that was the Civil War.

Was wondering if anyone here has read the book and their thoughts?

It really makes you think and the prediction is that we are heading into our next crisis in approx. 10 yrs. Seeing how the economy is taking a down turn and how the Great Depression lead to WWII I can definitely see that maybe it could be true.

I highly recommend this book but it does read like a textbook.
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Was discussing this book with a buddy of mine the other day and I was wondering if anyone here has read it yet.
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I've seen the Glenn Beck chalkboard talk on this thing. Interesting concept. According to the theory, we're in for a wild ride.

I think the phrase uttered here summarizes it nicely: "Hard times make for hard men. Hard men make easy times. Easy times make weak men. Weak men make hard times." Repeat.
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We are in the last 2.
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