Why the US Is Headed into Its Fourth Turning

International Man: The economic, political, social, and cultural situation seems to have become increasingly volatile in the United States and more broadly in the West. Is this a unique situation or part of a recurring historical cycle? Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe introduced a popular theory in their book, The Fourth Turning, outlining the recurring generational cycles that have occurred throughout American history. What are your thoughts? Doug Casey: I read Strauss and Howe’s first book, Generations, when it came out back in 1992. I thought it was brilliant. Let me start off by recommending both Generations and The Fourth Turning to everybody. Both books … Continue reading Why the US Is Headed into Its Fourth Turning