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The Worlds of Herman Kahn

The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War

by Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi

  • 248 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Nuclear weapons,
  • Military - Strategy,
  • Kahn, Herman,,
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Military,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Nuclear warfare,
  • Military - Nuclear Warfare,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology,
  • 1922-,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7671312M
    ISBN 100674017145
    ISBN 109780674017146

    The definitive biography of Herman Kahn (), the renowned thermonuclear war strategist, futurologist, and polymath, written by a long-time colleague with full access to his papers and former associates. Describes his scientific, military, and political milieu. Full annotation. 12 pages of. A critical examination of the cultural, cinematic, and historical contexts of the Back to the Future trilogy, this book provides a multi-focal representation of the trilogy from several interdisciplinary fields, including philosophy, literature, music, pop culture, and media and gender studies.

    In her book The Worlds of Herman Kahn, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi relates: Early in life [Kahn] discovered science fiction, and he remained an avid reader throughout adulthood. While it nurtured in him a rich appreciation for plausible possibilities, [his collaborator Anthony] Wiener observed that Kahn was quite clear about the purposes to which he. Herman Kahn is perhaps best known (to those who know of him at all) as the model for Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. In fact, this physicist turned defense analyst achieved notoriety in the.

    The book has been mentioned more recently in 'damning with faint praise' (a Hermanism) reviews of Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi's ABSURD book "The World's of Herman Kahn". In a world becoming, once again, increasingly dangerous, a look back at the still-applicable and accurate work of Herman Kahn, and the re-issue of his early works on strategy and.   In her book The Worlds of Herman Kahn, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi relates: Early in life [Kahn] discovered science fiction, and he remained an avid reader throughout adulthood. While it nurtured in him a rich appreciation for plausible possibilities, [his collaborator Anthony] Wiener observed that Kahn was quite clear about the purposes to which he.


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The Worlds of Herman Kahn book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who /5. Herman Kahn is an enigma in the world of nuclear strategy. His sensational ideas, embodied in his On Thermonuclear War (), dared to explore the concept of not only fighting a nuclear war but surviving one.

Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi delves into the remarkable and terrifying world of Herman Kahn, offering a unique portrait of the analyst who gleefully articulated a vision of a survivable post. The Worlds of Herman Kahn is, instead, a book about cold war culture.

In the words of the author, “'we can more sensitively explore the cold war by referring to a shape of feeling.

If we foreground the cognitive and emotional palette of these years rather than its pathology, we can enter vitally into its world.” 4/5(2). The Worlds of Herman Kahn is, instead, a book about cold war culture.

In the words of the author, "'we can more sensitively explore the cold war by referring to a shape of feeling. If we foreground the cognitive and emotional palette of these years rather than its pathology, we can enter vitally into its world."/5.

Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian. Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque thermonuclear scenario after another, he came frighteningly close.

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In telling the story of Herman Kahn, whose book On Thermonuclear War catapulted him into celebrity, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi captures an era that is still very much with us--a time whose innocence, gruesome nuclear humor, and outrageous but deadly serious visions of annihilation have their echoes in the "known unknowns and unknown unknowns.

The Worlds of Herman Kahn is a book that should be widely read. ” —Susan Lindee, Science “ This is a thoroughly researched and well-written and argued book--much more readable than either of Kahn’s ponderous tomes. The Worlds of Herman Kahn, as the title implies, is not a biography of Kahn, but rather a description of the world he inhabited, and how the media, Herman Kahn, the U.S.

government and various aspects of American culture in the s and 60s, came together on the subject of nuclear war. There were some interesting collisions. The Worlds of Herman Kahn, as the title implies, is not a biography of Kahn, but rather a description of the world he inhabited, and how the media, Kahn, the U.S.

government and various aspects of American culture in the s and 60s, came together on the subject of nuclear war. Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian.

Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque thermonuclear scenario after another, he came frighteningly close. In telling the story of Herman Kahn, whose book On Thermonuclear War catapulted him into celebrity, Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi.

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The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War by Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On Thermonuclear War is a book by Herman Kahn, a military strategist at the RAND Corporation, although it was written only a year before he left RAND to form the Hudson Institute.

It is a controversial treatise on the nature and theory of war in the thermonuclear weapon age. Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi’s “The Worlds of Herman Kahn” (Harvard; $) is an attempt to look at Kahn as a cultural phenomenon. (Kahn is the subject of a full-length biography with a similar.

The Worlds of Herman Kahn is a book that should be widely read., Ghamari-Tabrizi's fascinating and sparklingly written book is one of the best examples of how the genre of biography is developing as focal social history.

This kind of biography considers the individual as a point at which broader social, institutional, and cultural dynamics and. Complete summary of Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi's The Worlds of Herman Kahn. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Worlds of Herman Kahn.

Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque thermonuclear scenario after another, he came frighteningly close In telling the story of Herman Kahn, whose book On Thermonuclear War catapulted.

Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian. Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque thermonuclear scenario after another, he came frighteningly close.

In telling the story of Herman Price: $ Herman Kahn (Febru – July 7, ) was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century.

He originally came to prominence as a military strategist and systems theorist while employed at the RAND became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve.

Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian. In telling his story, Ghamari-Tabrizi captures an era that is still very much with us -- a time whose innocence, gruesome nuclear humor, and outrageous but deadly serious visions of annihilation have their echoes in the 'known unknowns and unknown unknowns' that guide policymakers in our.Get this from a library!

The worlds of Herman Kahn: the intuitive science of thermonuclear war. [Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi] -- "Herman Kahn was the only nuclear strategist in America who might have made a living as a standup comedian.

Indeed, galumphing around stages across the country, joking his way through one grotesque.Herman Kahn has 25 books on Goodreads with ratings. Herman Kahn’s most popular book is On Thermonuclear War.