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By Herman Kahn | Comments: ( 963 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

IS NUCLEAR WAR INEVITABLE CAN SUCH A WAR BE LIMITED HOW CAN WE BEST DETER IT Herman Kahn s brilliant and provocative thoughts on these and other questions generated widespread controversy two decades ago following the publication of ON THERMONUCLEAR WAR and THINKING ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE Shortly before his death in July 1983, Kahn had all but finished work on a compl IS NUCLEAR WAR INEVITABLE CAN SUCH A WAR BE LIMITED HOW CAN WE BEST DETER IT Herman Kahn s brilliant and provocative thoughts on these and other questions generated widespread controversy two decades ago following the publication of ON THERMONUCLEAR WAR and THINKING ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE Shortly before his death in July 1983, Kahn had all but finished work on a completely new edition of THINKING ABOUT THE UNTHINKABLE __ updated to take account of the political, technical, and moral developments of the past twenty years In the original book, Mr Kahn argued that though nuclear war may seem highly unlikely, indeed unthinkable, to many people __ it is not impossible Today, four decades into the nuclear area, not thinking about nuclear war is no longer an option Nuclear weapons exist and cannot be disinvented, writes Mr Kahn, so it is crucial to maintain a military strong United States, while we make every effort to enhance deterrence However, for a government to pursue deterrence at any cost, without contingency plans should its efforts fail, is not only irresponsible but immoral Mr Kahn supports no first use, which he began advocating than twenty years ago the only justification for maintaining a nuclear arsenal is to deter, balance, or correct the use of nuclear weapons by others This thoughtful, comprehensive examination of nuclear war is vitally important as the last word on the subject by one of America s most influential thinkers.


  • Title: Thinking about the Unthinkable
  • Author: Herman Kahn
  • ISBN: 9780671604493
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Thinking about the Unthinkable

  • Richard Buro

    The short version first . . . The second half of the 20th Century provided tremendous leaps in the growth of technical and scientific knowledge even seen on our “pale blue dot.” The discovery of atomic fission lead to the development of weapons based on the energy released by the process just discovered. After theoretical development, three weapons were readily available for deployment. The first was tested in New Mexico where it was determined to have highly destructive potential. The other [...]


  • Brendan Illis

    A worthy update to the original "Thinking About the Unthinkable", significantly more accessible to the general public than "On Thermonuclear War". Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of Kahn's concepts and strategic models are still useful today.


  • Dewey Norton

    Back in the days when I worried about a nuclear war, this was the most well reasoned analysis I could find. A scary book.


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