Generations Topics for Discussion

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The authors do not identify World War I or the Vietnam War as secular crises. What is their reasoning for this? Do you agree with their reasoning, or do you believe that they are tweaking historical events in order to make history fit their hypotheses? Support your opinion.

The Civil War Cycle skipped a Civic generation. If there had been a Civic generation, what do you think would have changed about Reconstruction, given the basic characteristics of this cohort group?

Other historians have hypothesized that all of history, including American history, can be seen as the pendulum swing/conflict between human desire for freedom or security. Can this hypothesis be reconciled with the hypotheses of the authors of Generations? If so, how? If not, why?

The "Adaptive" generation of the Great Power Cycle produced some of the most powerful civil rights activists in our history. How could...

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