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New developments in weapon systems during the 1950s and early 1960s created a situation that was most dangerous, and even conducive to accidental war. Herman Kahn#Accidental 64
Herman Kahn#Accidental 64
In 1960 I published a book that attempted to direct attention to the possibility of a thermonuclear war, to ways of reducing the likelihood of such a war, and to methods for coping with the consequences should war occur despite our efforts to avoid it. Herman Kahn#Attempted 64
Herman Kahn#Attempted 64
My guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime in the next hundred years, but that their use is much more likely to be small and limited than widespread and unconstrained. Herman Kahn#Guess 58
Herman Kahn#Guess 58
World War I broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War II because of the lack of an arms race. Herman Kahn#Arms 55
Herman Kahn#Arms 55
I am against the whole cliche of the moment. Herman Kahn#Against 53
Herman Kahn#Against 53
A total nuclear freeze is counterproductive - especially now, when technology is rapidly changing and the Soviets have some important strategic advantages. Herman Kahn#Technology 52
Herman Kahn#Technology 52
For some years I have spent my time on exactly these questions - both in thinking about ways to prevent war, and in thinking about how to fight, survive, and terminate a war, should it occur. Herman Kahn#Exactly 50
Herman Kahn#Exactly 50
Because of new technologies, new wealth, new conditions of domestic life and of international relations, unprecedented criteria and issues are coming up for national decision. Herman Kahn#Coming 50
Herman Kahn#Coming 50
The objective of nuclear-weapons policy should not be solely to decrease the number of weapons in the world, but to make the world safer - which is not necessarily the same thing. Herman Kahn#Decrease 49
Herman Kahn#Decrease 49
Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought. Herman Kahn#Aspects 41
Herman Kahn#Aspects 41
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