The American High (First Turning, 1946-1964) witnessed America’s ascendancy as a global superpower. Social movements stalled. The middle class grew and prospered. Churches buttressed government. Huge peacetime defense budgets were uncontroversial. Mass tastes thrived atop a collectivist infrastructure of suburbs, interstates, and regulated communication. Declaring “an end to ideology,” respected authorities presided over a bland, modernist, and spirit-dead culture.
Lost entering elderhood
G.I.s entering midlife
Silent entering young adulthood
Boomers entering childhood
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