Herman Kahn

Wednesday, June 16, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Physicist and author of On Thermonuclear War discusses the likelihood of such a war in the 20th Century. Says there is less likelihood now than 5 years ago. rom card catalog: Hermann Kahn [sic], physicist and author of "On Thermonuclear War" discusses the likelihood of such a war.

Ansel Talbert introduces Kahn.

Kahn says that "modern war" doesn't pay for modern nations. Says that Red China doesn't pose such a great problem within the next 10 years because they are cautious and are not as insane as they are made out to be. Says decision makers are prudent and careful these days. Questions are posed to Kahn. Says technological advancement is _____ (as to weapons) if we have more money to spend on it. Says Vietnamese officers lack aggressiveness

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 5785
Municipal archives id: T1426


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