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... between deterring the Russians and deterring one's own children, or between
the modern balance of terror and the ancient institution of hostages. The analysis
is neither difficult nor so dependent on mathematics or analytical apparatus as ...
... one may see some utility in the super-dirty bomb.9 As remarked in Chapter 10,
this conclusion is not so strange if we recognize the "balance of terror" as simply
a massive modern version of an ancient institution, the exchange of hostages.
Thus the "balance of terror" that is so often adverted to is — if, in fact, it exists and
is stable — equivalent to a total exchange of all conceivable hostages. (The
analogy requires that the balance be stable, i.e., that neither side be able, ...
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This is one of the most important books on Game Theory, and also, thankfully, one of the more accessible (certainly much more so than von Neumann's and Morgenstern's book). His main theses are that ... Read full review
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