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The Fate of Empires and the 4th Turning

The 4th Turning

From Wikipedia:

According to the theory, historical events are associated with recurring generational personas (archetypes). Each generational persona unleashes a new era (called a turning) lasting around 20–25 years, in which a new social, political, and economic climate (mood) exists.

They are part of a larger cyclical “saeculum” (a long human life, which usually spans between 80 and 100 years, although some saecula have lasted longer)

The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival

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Lieutenant-General Sir John Bagot Glubb, KCB, CMG, DSO, OBE, MC, KStJ, KPM (16 April 1897 – 17 March 1986), known as Glubb Pasha, was a British soldier, scholar, and author, who led and trained Transjordan’s Arab Legion between 1939 and 1956 as its commanding general. During the First World War, he served in France.

In these inspiring essays wit the Fate of Empires, Sir John Glubb examines the human race over a period of 4,000 years and finds the same patterns of rise and fall of national greatness and all in the same timescale. Customer review: The best book you can read if you really want to understand history in a broader perspective. When you understand the pattern that has run through history for the last 4000 years, you will understand that our time now is not unique. Only if we understand the pattern of history can we avoid the collapse of the western civilization.