Howe and Strauss and the Fourth Turning : signs of the times
(* see Article below, Our Fourth Turning President, for an explanation of the saeculum history theory of Howe and Strauss)
I have recently joined the Fourth Turning forums of Howe and Strauss as a registered member. It was interesting to see, among the threads, how many members had had my same sense of being perplexed and bewildered by the events of 2001-04, under W Bush, which began looking for all the world to be 4th turning catalyst events, only to give way to nothing new.
And now we have Barack Obama; and so it begins again. One forum member pointed out that the crisis/catalyst had indeed come in 2001 with W and 9/11, but it had been a bit early; both for the culture, and the generational constellation. W/Cheney had treated these 4th T crisis events with 3rd Turning remedies; hence, the stall; hence, the need for new crises. And now we have in 2008 a true 4th Turning man, who uses its means for its ends, and does not become stymied in the past.