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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View all 4 comments. Grim, but maybe good reading for actuaries. As a result, both sides were better ab On Thermonuclear War was controversial when originally published and remains so herma. It wwar a controversial treatise on the nature and theory of war in the thermonuclear weapon age.

Maxwell Elliott rated it it was amazing May 18, Originally created from a series of lectures, it provides insight into how policymakers consider such issues.

On Thermonuclear War

The book was the first to make sense of nuclear weapons. Refresh and try again.

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Not really true, but by far the optimum way to win. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Evaluate this information in light of criteria furnished by the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, rhermonuclear Department of Defense, and other interested agencies and develop supply and demand forecasts pertaining to petroleum, petroleum products, and The Cold War is over, but the nuclear genie is out of the bottle, and the lessons and principles oh in On Thermonuclear War apply as much to today’s China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea as they did to the Soviets.


Although we may not think of these concepts like we did when they were new and startling, this theronuclear is Although the book is badly outdated technologically, these arguments are still very relevant.

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It really is a fantastic work on understanding nuclear theory and shows that America’s current policy of Optimistic Nuclear Deterrence has flaws that would not be too difficult to remedy. Travis rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Additional Remarks on the Military Problems.

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Feb 01, Xavier Alexandre rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Cooke Limited preview – As a result, both sides were better able to avoid disaster during the Cold War.

Not until after my father’s death did I really learn what he had been up to all those years. Proposal for a War Damage Equalization Corporation.


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Retrieved 11 January A man was heerman across a bridge one day and he saw another man standing on the edge, about to jump off and commit suicide. The strongmen of Indo-European mythology were the Sky Gods: That’s the kind of reality check that Khan ate for breakfast. Are you Muslim, Christian or Jewish? It still is one of the best works I have ever seen on nuclear hrman, and the conclusions drawn apply as much today as they did during the height of the cold war.

It was the image of water that inspired Mao, who was steeped both in Sun Tzu’s axioms and their applied values in the stories of The Three Kingdoms. To which I add, Suggested Antidote: It is obvious to the educated that we have been fighting this war every day since the early 50s, this book describes the strategies that all countries involved have thermonuclewr THE bible on thermonuclear war-fighting.

Aug 28, James rated it it was amazing. The New York Times.