Streets ablaze from rioting following assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.  (Photo by Lee Balterman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

The most turbulent time in modern American history (it's not now)

Updated 12:10 PM ET, Fri May 18, 2018

(CNN)A president with low approval ratings. Tensions between the US and North Korea. Athletes protesting racial injustice. Bitter divisions threatening to rip our country's social fabric apart.