Generational Theory: Mayan 2012 Edition.
May 4, 2012 11:57 AM Subscribe
Can you point me to some interesting articles/books about Strauss-Howe generational theory, and how it may be affecting modern day politics/economics?
posted by muirne81 to Society & Culture (1 answer total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
A while back (2008-ish?) I remember finding a scholarly article online that tracked the social fabric of successive generations alongside the birth, rise, decay and finally, collapse of various nation-states. (The US, former USSR & Rome were mentioned, specifically.) Basically, the article explained how the behavior and values of one generation influenced the next generation, and so forth, and implied that the characteristics of a generation 5 or 6 steps down the line essentially guaranteed the collapse of said society.
I'd like to show the article to a friend who finds this sort of thing fascinating, especially given the current generally shoddy outlook of...everything. But I can no longer find any record or mention of the original article online. Are there any books, articles or other interesting resources that might take it's place?