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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The strategic concepts still apply: Apr 24, Jeff Campbell rated it really liked it. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat In it, Kahn addresses the pn doctrines of nuclear war and its effect on the international balance of power. Dec 16, Ron Banister rated it it was amazing. Originally created from a series of lectures, it provides insight into how policymakers consider such issues. As one of a generation of kids who grew up themronuclear bomb drills at school, like a lot of my schoolmates I suffered from dreams of mushroom clouds bursting skyward.
A cursory reading of On Thermonuclear War may lead a reader to believe that Herman Kahn is suggesting that thermonuclear war is not quite the significant event that hsrman theorists and planners have portrayed it.
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Also addresses small countries eventually thrrmonuclear The Bomb. Open Preview See a Problem? Many true believers of every faith are caught up in the same logic. Jack McCain rated it really liked it Jul 12, This leads to the idea that Herman Kahn has removed the taboo nature of nuclear war and made it easier for a nation that possesses nuclear weapons to use them. Some Questions and Answers. Far from removing the stigma or taboo of conducting a nuclear war Herman Kahn stresses that a thermonuclear war would be a catastrophe on an unprecedented scale, but that it would not, as Deterrence adherents believe, be the ultimate end of the world as we know it.
I gave it one star because of his ideas. The B food would be a high-priced food available to everybody. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
Jul 24, Marcus Cochran rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Evan Jones is Herman Thermonuflear nephew.
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. Uninformed critics could claim that Herman Kahn uses Thermonculear Thermonuclear War to assert that a thermonuclear war would be conducted much like a conventional war, but perhaps with a higher number of casualties and a few long-term annoyances such as birth defects and lingering radiation.
It’s a safe bet that this book is thermonuckear in Kremlin circles. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Malefic, impudent, unconscionable consequentialist extremism mocks Eisenhower, preaches preemptive and aar 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 complex as the only reasonable solution to contentious geopolitical relationships with fellow nuclear states.
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All our peace rallies, psychedelic fantasies, loving behavior, and international conflicts have, for the last several decades, taken place under a nuclear thermonjclear.
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Jul 22, Nick Black rated it it was amazing Shelves: The core message for me was “just because you don’t want something to happen doesn’t mean you should not think about hermqn carefully.
Maxwell Elliott rated it it was amazing May 18, Strength is conceived as the overwhelming lightningbolt or trident announcing itself unexpectedly.
It would have been interesting to see what Khan and crew would have come up with had they been nursed on Taoist rather than Indo-European assumptions.
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Want to Read saving…. Yet, the Megadeath are tacitly ruled by their deities. Yet, how can we expect nations to live in peace with each other when the truest lahn of major faiths cannot?
Brink rated it did not like it Shelves: Herman Kahn was the ringleader of a group that came to be known as “the megadeath intellectuals.
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The book was widely read on both sides of the Iron Curtain and the result was serious revision in both Western and Soviet strategy and doctrine. Profoundly regrettable and 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 complex as the only reasonable solution to contentious geopolitical relationships with fellow nuclear states.
Covers everything from doomsday weapons to accidental nuclear conflict. It is a dense slog that required more motivation than I could summon.
This is more “research”, although I think I’m just putting off starting writing something new. Theocratic visions of an Absolute, as Derrida pointed out, tend to include an Apocalyptic coda. Although we may not think of these concepts jerman we did when they were new and startling, this book is Although the book is badly outdated technologically, these arguments are still very relevant. Published July 1st by Routledge first published January 1st