What were the defining characteristics of each decade?

The world famous Anna-Rose once bought me a book for 20p called Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials in an Aimless World (1992), she said I had to have it, it’s by Charles R. Swindoll. A few years down the line and I’ve actually started reading it. He says that ‘each decade possesses a particular characteristic’ (pp.11).

Here are the characteristics that he says — shrewdly, I think — were present from the thirties to the eighties…

  • Thirties – Idealism
  • Forties – Patriotism
  • Fifties – Materialism
  • Sixties – Rebellion
  • Seventies – Disillusionment
  • Eighties – Aimlessness

So is he right?
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Swindoll, Charles, R., 1992. Strengthening Your Grip: Essentials in an Aimless WorldHodder and Stoughton.

One thought on “What were the defining characteristics of each decade?

  1. Not sure if he’s got that all right The first four sound okay (though more from an American point of view than a British one) but I don’t recall the seventies being so disillusioned. That came later. Self-indulgence might be closer.

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