In the last few days I have had the occasion to refer to the Fourth Turning. It seems that too many of us lack the knowledge of our history - and even worse - we don't learn from it!
Needless to say, the price of that ignorance has and is being paid for repeatedly by serious loss of blood and treasure.
As a result, we often select as our leaders, people that simply reflect our own ignorance - and then wonder why all this is happening.
For those who are interested in an in-depth study - I word searched 'Fourth Turning' here in the archive - http://crushlimbraw.blogspot.com/search?q=fourth+turning&max-results=20&by-date=false - many articles.
Read and learn!