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I do agree that cycles can vary dramatically. Not sure why those authors believe the 20 year silliness.

PS: You missed one catastrophe in 1914: The Income Tax. Of course, they lied and claimed it would only the top 2% or less.

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"But we've got a unique challenge to make people aware simply because we're coming from such a high point. Hunger is very remote for the median American voter."

Clearly, voters have no power. There are two wings of the same party, the Uniparty. They stand for more empire, more war, more spending, and more debt. Everyone claims they go to Washington to make a difference. By the end of their first or second term, they cannot be distinguished from the rest.

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Great letter! Sharing far and wide

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Good one, do. It would seem that the major limitation of Strauss and Howe's thesis is that it is extremely Anglosphere centric.

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Reading 4th Turning now!

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Thank you, this was very insightful, as all of your work. (No baked beans in cans here; but plenty of dried 🫘 🤪) Ive listened to The Fourth Turning a few times this year. Highly recommend it. PS: love your wit/humor/sarcasm in these as well.

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Insightful, as always.

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We are heading for it but we are not there yet, if our US election in the next 2 cycles then we will be

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I love your ability to weave facts into an informational, and yes uplifting, storyline. ✝️🇺🇸

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Good God. Please tell me we have free will, Peter!

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I've believed this for a long time, a logical thought I'm sure many have had, but am glad to have it named. I believe in the turnings, but the periods must be flexible. I agree that we're in the fourth turning and thus my generation was mostly responsible for the third.

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