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Arms and Influence : With a New Preface and Afterword - Thomas C. Schelling

Arms and Influence

With a New Preface and Afterword

Paperback Published: 5th November 2008
ISBN: 9780300143379
Number Of Pages: 318

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In this landmark book, Nobel laureate Thomas C. Schelling considers the ways in which military capabilities--real or imagined--are used as bargaining power. This edition contains a new foreword by the author where he considers the book's relevance over forty years after its first publication. Included as an afterword is the text of Professor Schelling's Nobel acceptance speech in which he reflects upon the global taboo that has emerged against nuclear weapons since Hiroshima. "This is a brilliant and hardheaded book. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in stereotypes and moral attitudinizing."--Gordon A. Craig, "New York"" Times Book Review" Thomas C. Schelling is Distinguished University Professor, Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University. He is co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics.
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"This is a brilliant and hardheaded book. It will frighten those who prefer not to dwell on the unthinkable and infuriate those who have taken refuge in stereotypes and moral attitudinizing."-Gordon A. Craig, New York Times Book Review
"Of great value especially to people who are relative newcomers to the field . . . it has, like everything of Schelling's, some quite novel and original ideas."-Bernard Brodie

"Extends his classic Strategy of Conflict to provide timely, timeless guidance for statecraft."-Graham Allison, author of Nuclear Terrorism: the Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe


"Tom Schelling is the most significant nuclear strategist of the past half-century. Arms and Influence was essential reading for any serious student of the subject throughout the Cold War. With his new preface and foreword, Schelling demonstrates that in a world facing the threat of nuclear terrorism and belligerent states such as North Korea and Iran, his ideas and examples are vital if we are to continue 'the tradition of non-use' of these ultimate weapons of devastation."-Michael Nacht, University of California, Berkeley


"Tom Schelling helped shape the way we think about contemporary strategy and nuclear weapons. This important book demonstrates his originality, range, and rigor."-Lawrence Freedman, King's College London

Preface to the 2008 Editionp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
The Diplomacy of Violencep. 1
The Art of Commitmentp. 35
The Manipulation of Riskp. 92
The Idiom of Military Actionp. 126
The Diplomacy of Ultimate Survivalp. 190
The Dynamics of Mutual Alarmp. 221
The Dialogue of Competitive Armamentp. 260
Afterword: An Astonishing Sixty Years:
The Legacy of Hiroshimap. 287
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780300143379
ISBN-10: 0300143370
Series: The Henry L. Stimson Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 5th November 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.34

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