The New Revolution

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Dean Acheson in conversation with William Hardcastle

Dean Acheson. former t's Secretary of State and one of America's elder statesmen, believes that the world is today going through a revolution that is just as fundamental and portentous as the Reformation of the 16th century.

In science, in techniques of warfare, in the relations between the sexes, in the rise of affluence and the persistence of poverty, and above all in the explosion of communications. Western society. Mr Acheson feels, is facing an unprecedented challenge.

Tonight he discusses this belief and talks of the many crises and personalities he has encountered in a long and active life at the pinnacle of American affairs.

Produced by MICHAEL WHITTOCK

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Unknown: William Hardcastle

Unknown: Dean Acheson.

Unknown: Mr Acheson