November 08, 2008

A Fourth Republic

Yesterday Michael Lind argues in Salon that the United States is entering a fourth 72-year cycle.

Each cycle, he argues, starts with three decades of government growth fueled by new technology, then ends with three decades of small-government backlash. He predicts we are entering the country's fourth cycle now.

Lind compares Obama to George Washington, Lincoln, and FDR; George W gets compared to Buchanan and Hoover.

Posted by David at November 8, 2008 03:56 AM
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