On Clausewitz: A Study of Military and Political Ideas

On Clausewitz A Study of Military and Political Ideas Clausewitz is often quoted but often misunderstood On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics such as war as an instrument of policy the concept of Absolute War friction and the

  • Title: On Clausewitz: A Study of Military and Political Ideas
  • Author: Hugh Smith
  • ISBN: 9781403935878
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clausewitz is often quoted but often misunderstood On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics such as war as an instrument of policy, the concept of Absolute War, friction and the fog of war in a clear and systematic fashion It also presents the man, his life and the military and intellectual environment in which he produced his great work OnClausewitz is often quoted but often misunderstood On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics such as war as an instrument of policy, the concept of Absolute War, friction and the fog of war in a clear and systematic fashion It also presents the man, his life and the military and intellectual environment in which he produced his great work On War A final section considers Clausewitz s relevance to the rapidly changing nature of war today.

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    1. Smith does an admirable job of clarifying and condensing the core concepts from the widely read, and frequently misread "On War". He provides a short biography of Clausewitz and a political / technological backdrop to the environment in which "On War" was written. He explains in depth the main features of Clausewitz's thesis in "On War". Smith further provides an overview of how Clausewitz has been regarded by military thinkers since his death until present day, as well as the potential applicat [...]

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