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Clausewitz in the twenty-first century

Author: Hew Strachan; Andreas Herberg-Rothe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Clausewitz's On War has, at least until very recently, been regarded as the most important work of theory on its subject. But since the end of the Cold War in 1990, and even more since the 9/11 attacks on the United states in 2001, an increasing number of commentators have argued that On War has lost its analytical edge as a tool for understanding war. They have argued that Clausewitz was concerned solely with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Clausewitz in the twenty-first century.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007014610
(OCoLC)122715441
Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hew Strachan; Andreas Herberg-Rothe
ISBN: 9780191528323 0191528323 9780199232024 0199232024
OCLC Number: 191048993
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 319 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1. Clausewitz and the Dialectics of War; 2. Clausewitz and the Non-Linear Nature of War: Systems of Organized Complexity; 3. Clausewitz's On War: Problems of Text and Translation; 4. The Primacy of Policy and the 'Trinity' in Clausewitz's Mature Thought; 5. The Instrument: Clausewitz on Aims and Objectives in War; 6. Moral Forces in War; 7. War as 'Art': Aesthetics and Politics in Clausewitz's Social Thinking; 8. Clausewitz's Ideas of Strategy and Victory; 9. On Defence as the Stronger Form of War; 10. Clausewitz and Small Wars.
Other Titles: Clausewitz in the 21st century
Responsibility: edited by Hew Strachan and Andreas Herberg-Rothe.
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The volume considers Clausewitz's timeless On War against the background of actual armed conflict. With scholars from a range of disciplines and countries, it throws new light on a classic text and  Read more...

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A closer reading of Clausewitz gives rise to the following implications for warfare in the 21st century. First, the war on terror, as with all wars, is irreversibly political in nature, and requires Read more...

 
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