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Forecasting a "New Civilization"

Scholars, social critics, and futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler, authors of Future Shock (1970). They've gotten a lot of publicity lately because of their association with Newt Gingrich. Gingrich sought them out 20 years ago because he was fascinated by their ideas about the "intersection of history and the future." He suggested that every member of Congress read the Toffler's newest, called Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave.

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Other segments from the episode on March 13, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 13, 1995: Interview with Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler; Interview with Deirdre Bair; Commentary on children and reading.

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