- Name: Herman Kahn
- Born: 02/15/1922
- Died: 07/07/1983 (61 years old)
- Known for: On Thermonuclear War
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.
School: University of California, Los Angeles (B.S., Physics), California Institute of Technology (M.S.)
Birth Place: Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
Death Place: Chappaqua, New York, U.S.
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.Herman Kahn