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  •  Best book on generational theory is "Generations" (2+ / 0-)
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    by Strauss and Howe in the early 1990s.  They really came up with the generational theory.  Covers the country from the first European colonists.

    The generations before the Boomers are Silent, 1925-1945, GI, 1900 or so to 1924,  Lost Genation, 1883-1900, Missionary, 1860-1882, progressive, 1843-1860,  before that, Gilded 1822-1842, and then Transcendentalists,  1792-1822,  the only ones worse than  the Boomers for intergenerational warfare (Civil War vs Cultural Revolution ). And on back.

    As a member of the Silent Generation, I will say there is a big difference between those who can remember the 1940s and the Boomers.  And with the GI (old enough to have fought in WWII) and Silent.  

    It isn't about generalizations so much as age of a cohort during various formative experiences like Depression, the 2 World Wars, Post war, 9/11 etc.  They do follow cycles, with similarities between the Lost Generation in the 1920s and Gen X; the Silent Gen and the post-9/11 Genration; and, hopefully, the GI Gen and the Millenials.

    The scientific uncertainty doesn't mean that climate change isn't actually happening.

    by Mimikatz on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 08:18:28 PM PDT

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