Apocalypse Trigger

The Nth Generation Instant Recap: The Fourth Turning is the climax of a historical cycle lasting eighty to a hundred years, a concept taken from a book of that title published in 1997. Chapter 6: Contrary to the political fantasies of the white right, the vast numbers of non-whites who now occupy Europe and America…

The End of America

The Nth Generation Instant Recap: The Fourth Turning is the climax of a historical cycle lasting eighty to a hundred years, a concept taken from a book of that title by William Strauss & Neil Howe, published in 1997. It predicted the 9/11 attacks and many other events and patterns that have unfolded since then.…

The Invisible Empire

The Nth Generation Instant recap: The Fourth Turning (1997) posited a recurring historical cycle that can predict the broad pattern of events. We’ve carried it forth from the successful prophecy of the 9/11 attacks to the present moment, in which a crisis era is approaching its climax. In the last chapter we noted that the pattern…

How the South Rose Again

The Nth Generation 3. How the South Rose Again Events are spinning out quickly as we move through the Fourth Turning. In the last chapter I debunked Steve Bannon’s theory that the catalyst of the era was the mortgage meltdown of 2008, then critiqued his warmongering vision for American global hegemony, and finally asserted that his…

Catalyst for War

The Nth Generation Instant Recap: The Fourth Turning (1997) predicted the pattern of events that is now unfolding around us, based on the saecular cycle: a recurring historical rhythm in which the successive generations correspond to four seasons, each dominated by a particular archetype and marked for a special destiny. We are now in a…