KAHN ON THERMONUCLEAR WAR PDF

Start your review of On Thermonuclear War Write a review Aug 28, James rated it it was amazing Herman Kahn was the ringleader of a group that came to be known as "the megadeath intellectuals. In their spare time in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, they nibbled away at tidbits such as What ELSE can Afghan famers raise --viably? Kahn looked out over the strategic landscape, took in the view, and deemed hundreds of thousands of Herman Kahn was the ringleader of a group that came to be known as "the megadeath intellectuals. Kahn looked out over the strategic landscape, took in the view, and deemed hundreds of thousands of casualties an acceptable number in a nuclear exahange. This group of men woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and saw one fundamental fact: a world bristling with nuclear weapons. They were paid to think about three problems: 1.

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Start your review of On Thermonuclear War Write a review Aug 28, James rated it it was amazing Herman Kahn was the ringleader of a group that came to be known as "the megadeath intellectuals. In their spare time in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, they nibbled away at tidbits such as What ELSE can Afghan famers raise --viably? Kahn looked out over the strategic landscape, took in the view, and deemed hundreds of thousands of Herman Kahn was the ringleader of a group that came to be known as "the megadeath intellectuals.

Kahn looked out over the strategic landscape, took in the view, and deemed hundreds of thousands of casualties an acceptable number in a nuclear exahange. This group of men woke up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and saw one fundamental fact: a world bristling with nuclear weapons. They were paid to think about three problems: 1. How does the US prevent nuclear war? If the US cannot prevent nuclear war, how does it "win" it?

If the US cannot win it, how dos it survive it? 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. As some reviewers have noted, not much has changed in the logic of this standoff since the 50s. 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. Now, just when the aging members of The nuclear Club tire of the game and even sense its obsolescence among rational players it did nothing for U.

Theocratic visions of an Absolute, as Derrida has pointed out, tend to include an Apocalyptic coda. Yet, all our peace rallies, dreams, loving behavior, and international conflicts have, for the last several decades, taken place under a nuclear "umbrella. Are the evolutionary biologists right?

Are we hard-wired for war? Members of every faith have, for millennia, spoken of peace and brotherhood. Yet, they have never really taken a hard look at belief itself, with its inherent proclivity for producing conflict. It is easy for us to read Kahn and feel self-righteous.

Yet, how can we expect nations to live in peace with each other when the truest believers of major faiths do not? Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy summed up the logic by which every religions goes to war, in the following joke: A man was walking across a bridge one day and he saw another man standing on the edge, about to jump off and commit suicide.

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