New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiv, 427,  pages. Footnotes. Map. List of Abbreviations. Ink notation on fep from previous owner. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. This is the Hudson Institute Series on National Security and International Order Number 2. Herman Kahn (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) 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 Corporation. He became known for analyzing the likely consequences of nuclear war and recommending ways to improve survivability, making him one of the historical inspirations for the title character of Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy film satire Dr. Strangelove. In his commentary for Fail Safe, director Sidney Lumet remarked that the Professor Groeteschele character is also based on Herman Kahn. Kahn's theories contributed heavily to the development of the nuclear strategy of the United States.
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