Clausewitz

Sun Jul 20 00:02:22 2008
As Clausewitz never finished Vom Kriege we can never completely know his final thoughts. While the first part deals at length with absolute or ideal war he seems pretty clear on the point that ideal war is different from real war. He also seems to suggest that all real war is limited war. I think the main reason was to counter the rationalist tendency at the time that looked upon war as a kind of abstract geometry problem.

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~ by severalfourmany on July 20, 2008.

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