Inside The Minds of Gingrich's Gurus

WHAT HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH THINKS ABOUT the brave new world of technological change can largely be traced back to the works of two best- selling authors: Alvin Toffler, 66, and George Gilder, 55. When Gingrich tosses out such concepts as "the Third Wave" or the "overthrow of matter," when he talks about the "demassification" of U.S. society and the "bottom- up" freedoms created by the personal computer, he is quoting chapter and verse from the ideas of Toffler and Gilder.

Despite political dissimilarities -- Toffler says he is more liberal on some issues than the Speaker, while Gilder may be...

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