Alvin Toffler

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CRITICISM

Brand, Stewart. Review of War and Anti-War: Making Sense of Today's Global Chaos, by Alvin and Heidi Toffler. Whole Earth Review, no. 86 (fall 1995): 76-8.

Brand discusses the analysis of military trends in War and Anti-War, calling the work a “well-focused book.”

Holderness, Mike. “Third Wave Wars by the Crystal Bombgazers.” New Scientist 141, no. 1908 (15 January 1994): 41.

Holderness questions some of the central ideas of War and Anti-War, and comments that the book lacks an appropriate measure of skepticism about the impact of technological developments on society. Holderness, however, recommends War and Anti-War as a thought-provoking book that addresses important questions about the future.

Silver, Daniel J. Review of Creating a New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave, by Alvin and Heidi Toffler. Commentary 100, no. 1 (July 1995): 32-4.

Silver offers a mixed assessment of Creating a New Civilization, arguing that the topic is “retread material” and that the Tofflers indulge too heavily in “rhetorical overkill.”

Additional coverage of Toffler's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 13-16R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 15, 46, 67; Contemporary Popular Writers; DISCovering Authors Modules: Popular Fiction and Genre Authors; Literature Resource Center; and Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2.

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