To all my Baby Boomer friends, please do not take this personally. I'm sure none of you were directly involved in the societal ills I refer to in this address. I'm just warning you now... Generation X is pissed! That being said, I would like to recommend the book "The Fourth Turning" by Strauss & Howe. http://www.fourthturning.com/
It was published in the '90s which makes it that much more eerily relevant. These guys pretty much predicted the War on Terror and have some fascinating thoughts on history and the roles each generation plays in them. Distributed by Tubemogul.