If you think we've got it bad now, read "The History of Western Civilization." This is the most peaceful and prosperous time in written history. We've got it made.
Personally and politically they have been awful for me.
Of course the 30s were worse.
Everything before Hiroshima and Nagasaki was worse. The written History of mankind is a true story of despicable barbarism. It was all about conquest and murder.