In my lifetime, I'd have to agree ethat the 90's were the best decade: During the ’90s, the only American-led war in the Middle East was the one that drove Saddam Hussein’s invading army out of Kuwait with a ground campaign that lasted a mere 100 hours .... Peace, prosperity, order — and American culture was vibrant and healthy as well .... What is the most remarkably successful literary creation of the last several decades? The Harry Potter novels, the first three of which appeared in the ’90s .... The quality of television radically improved. “Seinfeld” and “The Simpsons” had their premieres in 1989 ...then with “The Sopranos,” it proved that episodic television could accommodate major ambition and actual brilliance, ushering in an enduring new (cable) TV era. More here from the NY Times. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ny...best-decade-ever-the-1990s-obviously.amp.html National Review has a similar appraisal of the 90's. The 10's = ww1, 20's I guess were good, 30's = depression, the 40's = ww2, 50's was Korea and the arms race, 60's = race riots and Vietnam, 70's = stagflation and Iranian hostages, 80's = Iraq war, 00's = Afghanistan. Now we are in a soft civil war. All of us hate about 50% of our co-citizens. We did have a bad scare in the 90s with the .com crash, but other than that, pretty great.