More on Thomas Schelling and the Nobel Prize

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“The most important event of the second half of the 20th century is one that didn't happen.” With those words, Thomas Schelling marked the "stunning achievement" of 50 years without a nuclear war. No one person can claim credit, but Mr Schelling has as much claim as anyone to helping prevent Armageddon. He helped to prevent war because he understood it and explained it brilliantly to others, changing the intellectual climate, inspiring a generation of strategic thinkers and, almost incidentally, saving the young discipline of game theory from irrelevance.

This from Tim’s article in today’s Financial Times. (Here is the subscription FT link if you need the embedded Jaguar advertisement).

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