December 29, 1997, William Strauss and Neil Howe published the book “THE FOURTH TURNING”
The subtitle: “What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny”
“First comes a High, a period of confident expansion. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion. Then comes an Unraveling, 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.”
“THE FOURTH TURNING IS HERE” subtitled: “What the Seasons of History tell us about how and when this Crisis will end.”
On the inside cover of the new book, we read:
“Today, right on schedule, the United States finds itself engulfed in yet another Fourth Turning.
What we see all around us – the polarization, the growing threats of civil conflict and global war – will culminate by the early 2030s in a climax that poses great danger and yet also holds great promise, perhaps even ushering in America’s next golden age.
Every generation alive today will play a vital role in determining how this crisis is resolved, for good or ill.”