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Shock of the new, or why voters want life to be simpler
A key to understanding much of the current election campaign is in a book published 40 years ago. Alvin Toffler's Future Shock sold more than six million copies but, more importantly, the concept became part of popular culture. For Toffler, future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation that individuals suffer when they experience too much change in too short a time.