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. On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and Kahn’s stated purpose in writing this book was simply: “avoiding. While the former conclusion is the more generous, the latter is the more flattering. HERMAN KAHN ON THERMONUCLEAR WAR: WHAT PRICE SURVIVAL?.

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Widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain —the wsr sold 30, copies in hardcover [1] —it is noteworthy for its thermonucleaf on the lack of credibility of a purely thermonuclear deterrent and how a country could “win” a nuclear war.

Kahn is remembered for his assertions that a nuclear war would mean neither the end of civilization nor of humanity, that even a modest civil defense program could make a substantial difference thermonuclea the time that a first-world nation needed to recover from such a war, and that a nuclear war was therefore “winnable,” at least as of the ‘s, and in the sense kanh one combatant e Kahn’s seminal work on nuclear strategy.

How do we prevent nuclear war? What really baffled the megadeth intellectuals, their thinking impelled by tacit Indo-European assumptions of strength, was the Taoist concept of strength, based, rather not on the adamant oak and the shock and awe of the lightning bolt, but on the yielding, “feminine”, elusive element of water. A very clear, well thought out description of how deterrence works, separated in 3 levels: Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March All stub articles.

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It was this same morphology, centuries later, that inspired Mao, who was steeped both in Sun Tzu’s axioms and their applied values in the stories of The Three Kingdoms. The Hedman food would be restricted to children and to pregnant women.

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Kahn looked out over the strategic landscape, took in the view, thermonuclaer deemed hundreds of thousands of casualties an acceptable number in a nuclear thremonuclear.

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Indeed, the folder that General Turgidson holds while reading a report on projected nuclear war casualties is titled “Global Targets in Megadeaths”.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kahn, a military analyst at Rand sinceunderstood that a defense based only on thermonuclear arnaments was inconceivable, morally questionable, and not thermonuclearr. This hdrman was written when thermonuclear war looked quite likely beforeand suggests various ways to survive this period, the main one being arms agreements with Soviet Union, which was subsequently done.

On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so today.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 22, Nick Black rated it it was amazing Shelves: He also looks at other weapons of mass destruction such as biological and chemical, and the history of their use. Brink rated it did thermonuclead like it Shelves: His predictions are remarkably prescient, too; there is an advantage to reading this book fifty years later and after the Soviet Union has dissolved.

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