Friday, August 3, 2012

Human cycles: History as science

Via:  Nature

Sometimes, history really does seem to repeat itself. After the US Civil War, for example, a wave of urban violence fuelled by ethnic and class resentment swept across the country, peaking in about 1870. Internal strife spiked again in around 1920, when race riots, workers' strikes and a surge of anti-Communist feeling led many people to think that revolution was imminent. And in around 1970, unrest crested once more, with violent student demonstrations, political assassinations, riots and terrorism (see 'Cycles of violence'). […]

Big picture empirical support for Strauss and Howe’s prophetic narrative of a crisis peak in about ten years.  Continues here.

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