Some of you may have heard of the concept of the “fourth turning crisis.” This is a theory that our civilization going back to the English War of the Roses goes through an eighty year cycle of crisis and renewal.
Meyer is speculating that the COVID-19 flu epidemic may be the crisis that drives our country to choose one side in the present Right/Left stalemate and move us forward and to a new consensus. Is he right? And is he right in thinking that it will be the right that wins out. I guess we’ll know in six months whether things will crystallize one way or the other or we just continue to muddle along.