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Fifty-one million paying visitors attended the 1964 New York World's Fair, but Robert Moses was not pleased. He and his overworked staff had projected seventy million. His vision for the fair had begun with his grandest park project ever, but even before it had opened, this sprawling event was marred by an international dispute, architectural controversies, Disney encroachments, and accusations of racism. As Joseph Tirella's ambitious Tomorrow-Land shows convincingly, the World's Fair occurred at a major crossroads in our history; with the opening salvos of Vietnam and the hippie counterculture, and the first clicks of the computer revolution. Master power broker Robert Moses could not have realized that he was creating an event that could never happen again.