A collection of Friedman’s New York Times editorials starting a few months before 9/11. Friedman writes about terrorism, globalization, and America’s relationship with the world. His writing is thoughtful, penetrating, and passionate.
Strauss & Howe present their generational theory of American history. In their framework, US history is a series of generational cycles comprising four distinct peer personalities. Each cycle is punctuated by both a civic and a spiritual crisis.
I found myself marveling at both the explanatory and predictive power of this theory. Even present day events, including the war on Iraq and our ballooning budget deficit fall within its predictions. Well worth checking out!