March 23 1997 3:30 AM

The committee: Francis Fukuyama, Neil Howe, George Modelski, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., and William Strauss. Moderated by Herbert Stein.

Moderator: Herbert Stein

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Herbert Stein, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He is a member of the board of contributors at the Wall Street Journal.

Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is the Hirst professor of public policy at the Institute of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is author of The End of History and the Last Man and Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity.

George Modelski

George Modelski is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Washington. He is co-author, with William R. Thompson, of Leading Sectors and World Powers: The Coevolution of Global Economics and Politics and author of Long Cycles in World Politics.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. is a historian, writer, and former special assistant to President Kennedy. A new edition of his book, The Vital Center, will be published later this year.

William Strauss and Neil Howe

William Strauss and Neil Howe are co-authors of The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy. Strauss is a generational historian and co-founder and director of the , a political satire troupe. Neil Howe, a historian and economist, is a senior advisor for the Concord Coalition.

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