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An edition of Pendulum (2012)

Pendulum

How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

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Publisher
Vanguard Press
Language
English
Pages
253

Politics, manners, humor, sexuality, wealth, even our definitions of success are periodically renegotiated based on the new values society chooses to use as a lens to judge what is acceptable. Are these new values randomly chosen or is there a pattern? Pendulum chronicles the stuttering history of Western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminded of what we left behind. There is a pattern and it is 40 years: 2003 was a fulcrum year, as was 1963, its opposite. Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to read this book.--Publisher description.

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Table of Contents

Epiphany
"We" versus "me"
What defines a generation?
Duality
Alpha voices and the six-year transitionary window
The limits of predictability
1923-1933 : first half of the upswing into "we"
1933-1943 : the second half of the upswing, reaching the zenith of "we"
Three thousand years of "we" and the origin of Western society
1943-1953 : the first half of the downswing of "we"
1953-1963 : the second half of the downswing of "we"
1963-1973 : the first half of the upswing into "me"
1973-1983 : the upswing of "me" reaches its limit
Three thousand years of "me" : a "me" is about big dreams
1983-2003 : the twenty-year downswing from "me"
2003-2023 : the twenty-year upswing into "we" one more time
2013-2023 : what happens next? : a discussion of experts
Uses of the pendulum
Pendulum in the Bible.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-229) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.4
Library of Congress
HN17.5 .W556 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 253 p.
Number of pages
253

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL30665232M
ISBN 10
1593157061
ISBN 13
9781593157067
LC Control Number
2012289020
OCLC/WorldCat
731913248

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