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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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It is a controversial treatise on the nature and theory of war in the thermonuclear weapon age. Paperbackpages. Most of these people would thermonucelar of other causes before they got cancer. He also looks at other weapons of mass destruction such as biological and chemical, and the history of their use. This leads to the idea that Herman Kahn thermonucleag removed the taboo nature of nuclear war and made it easier for a nation that possesses nuclear weapons to use them.

Now, just when the aging members of The nuclear Club tire of the game and even sense its obsolesence among rational players it did nothing for U. Perhaps my expectations were too high. Dec 18, Therese A.

On Thermonuclear War by Herman Kahn

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View all 4 comments. Widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain —the book sold 30, copies in hardcover [1] —it is noteworthy for its views on the lack of credibility of a purely thermonuclear deterrent and how a country could “win” a nuclear war. Selected pages Title Page. If the US cannot prevent nuclear war, how does it “win” it?

Not until after my father’s death did I really learn what he had been up to all those years. The Role of Analysis.

We remain entrapped in a Prisoner’s Dilemma psychology. Although it was deemed preferable to the settle things at the Question 1 level, most of these guys had bomb shelters in their back yards.

On Thermonuclear War is filled with such thoughts. Tomi Toivio rated it really liked it Feb 09, Mark Keogh rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Are you Muslim, Christian or Jewish? A very clear, well thought out description of how deterrence works, separated in 3 levels: Will the Survivors Envy kabn Dead? Having a hard time getting through it, and keep on starting other things and putting it down. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Though, even with kahm engaging writing and interesting material, it’s no easy task to slog through pages. A Proposed Civil Defense Program. That’s the kind of reality check that Khan ate for breakfast. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The most chilling aspect though is the section titled “Will the Survivors Envy the Dead.


Trivia About On Thermonuclear War. I read this, for the first time, years ago.

On Thermonuclear War

Kahn did recognize that, with more powerful thermonuclear devices, more sophisticated delivery systems, and more nuclear-capable nations being likely, the world would become a much more dangerous place in the decades after the ‘s.

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. Strangelove, which is interesting. It’s another safe bet that Donald Trump has not even heard of it. Open Preview See a Problem?

The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Western Members of every faith have, for millennia, spoken of peace and brotherhood. It is iconoclastic, crosses disciplinary boundaries, and finally it thermonkclear calm and compellingly reasonable. Oct 12, John rated it it was amazing.