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Herman Kahn Quotes: Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly.
         

Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly.


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Risk-taking is the essence of innovation.



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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.



Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.

Deterrence itself is not a preeminent value; the primary values are safety and morality.



Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction. Authority is simply that the author has the right to make a statement and to be heard.

Authority is not power; that's coercion. Authority is not knowledge; that's persuasion, or seduction. Authority is simply that the author has the right to make a statement and to be heard.



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.

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.



I'm against ignorance. I'm against sloppy, emotional thinking. I'm against fashionable thinking. I am against the whole cliché of the moment.

I'm against ignorance. I'm against sloppy, emotional thinking. I'm against fashionable thinking. I am against the whole cliché of the moment.



Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.

Nuclear war is such an emotional subject that many people see the weapons themselves as the common enemy of humanity.



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.

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.



Human and moral factors must always be considered. They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.

Human and moral factors must always be considered. They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.



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A total nuclear freeze is counterproductive - especially now, when technology is rapidly changing and the Soviets have some important strategic advantages.





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Life has the name of life, but in reality it is death.



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It's a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing.



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