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Clausewitz in the twenty-first century

Clausewitz in the twenty-first century

Author: Hew Strachan; Andreas Herberg-Rothe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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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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Named Person: Carl von Clausewitz; Carl von Clausewitz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hew Strachan; Andreas Herberg-Rothe
ISBN: 9780199232024 0199232024
OCLC Number: 912414996
Description: xiii, 319 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Clausewitz On War: a History of the Howard-Paret Translation - ; 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 ; 11. Clausewitz and the Nature of the War on Terror ; 12. Clausewitz and the Privatization of War ; 13. Clausewitz and Information Warfare ; 14. Clausewitz and the Two Temptations of Modern Strategic Thinking ; 15. Civil-Military Relations and Democracies ; 16. Clausewitz and a New Containment: the Limitation of War and Violence
Other Titles: Clausewitz in the 21st century
Responsibility: edited by Hew Strachan and Andreas Herberg-Rothe.


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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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