The Fourth Turning Is Upon Us

Ted Millar
8 min readApr 29, 2023
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I was born in 1974.

According to the alphabetical classification we ascribe to generations, I fall smack in the middle of “Gen X”.

Referring to historians William Strauss and Neil Howe’s generational theory chronicled in their iconic book The Fourth Turning, that means I am a “nomad,” someone who comes of age during an “awakening,” a time when long-established institutions come into…

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Ted Millar

Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for The Left Place blog on Substack: https://theleftplace.substack.com/. Twitter: @tedmillar