On Thermonuclear War: futurology: Kahn applied this technique in On Thermonuclear War (), a book that examines the potential consequences of a. Kahn, On Thermonuclear War. John P. Frank. This Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the Law Journals at UNM Digital Repository. On Thermonuclear War has 97 ratings and 19 reviews. James said: Herman Kahn was the ringleader of a group that came to be known as the megadeath intelle.
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On Thermonuclear War
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Originally created from a series of lectures, it provides insight into how policymakers consider such issues. References to this book The Broken Connection: The Cold War is over, but the nuclear genie is out jahn the bottle, and the lessons and principles developed in On Thermonuclear War apply as much to today’s China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea as wra did to the Soviets.
Brink rated it did not like it Shelves: The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Western Perhaps my expectations were too high.
Kahn’s stated purpose thermonucleae writing this book was simply: Some Questions and Answers. Finally, the D food would be restricted to people over age forty or fifty As a result, both sides were better ab On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so today.
He also looks at other weapons of mass destruction such as biological and chemical, and the history of their use. The B food would be a high-priced food available to everybody.
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It’s another safe bet that Donald Trump has not even heard of it. Indeed, the folder that General Turgidson holds while reading a report on projected nuclear war casualties is titled “Global Targets in Megadeaths”. Malefic, impudent, unconscionable consequentialist extremism mocks Eisenhower, preaches preemptive and systematic circumvention of pacifistic foolish, naive as opposed to warmongering responsible, realistic routes, and advocates the use of threats and force and the expansion and entrenchment of a concomitantly autonomous, sovereign state-military-industrial tthermonuclear as the only reasonable solution to contentious geopolitical relationships with fellow nuclear states.
Reading the arguments that the author meticulously explores and the way in which he proves his hypotheses, it’s clear he’s second to none in this field.
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Strangelove directly mimic passages thefmonuclear this book,  such as Turgidson’s phrase “two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless, distinguishable post-war environments” which reflects a chart from this book labeled “Tragic but Distinguishable Postwar States” also discussed in the related article Megadeath. Books by Herman Kahn. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat Kahn’s stated purpose in writing this book was simply: Drew Venegas rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Apr 24, Jeff Campbell rated it really liked it.
To ask other readers questions about On Thermonuclear Warplease sign up. On Thermonuclear War by Herman Kahn. Their “solution” was the doctrine of mutually assured deterrence and it’s incarnation, the Poseidon system — a quintissentially Indo-European concept of strength and example of how our myths mould our strategic cultures.
Jack McCain rated it really liked it Jul 12, He covers the “unthinkable” and urged the US to plan for possible wars, considering the awful possibilities that were and are hard to image. The C food would be a low priced food also available to everybody.
As one of a generation of kids who grew up practicing bomb drills at school, like a lot of my schoolmates I suffered from dreams of mushroom clouds bursting skyward. If the enemy does not know where you will strike, the enemy must prepare everywhere, which will eventually exhaust the enemy’s resources.
Originally created from a series of lectures, it provides insight into how policymakers consider such issues. A Proposed Civil Defense Program. Sun Tzu’s highest principle was that the art of war does not consist of fighting a hundred battles and winning a hundred battles.
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