Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century. the Oxford-Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.

Clausewitz in the Twenty First Century the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War 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 and even since the attacks on t

  • Title: Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century. the Oxford-Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War.
  • Author: Hew Strachan Andreas Herberg-Rothe
  • ISBN: 9780191528323
  • Page: 326
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 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 thaClausewitz 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 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 inter state war and with properly defined armies, and that the sorts of conflicts which he discussed are therefore part of a historical pattern which dominated Europe between 1648, the end of the Thirty Years War, and 1990 itself Some have gone further, and suggested that Clausewitz s best known aphorism, that war is a continuation of policy by other means, is not only irrelevant today but also inapplicable historically Clausewitz in the Twenty First Century reconsiders the principal themes in Clausewitz s writings from a contemporary perspective, and finds in them much inspiration and insight than these generalisations allow Embracing the perspectives of history, philosophy and political science, the book reconsiders both the text and its current implications Traditional interpretations of On War are put into fresh light neglected passages are re examined and new insights are derived from the conjunction between Clausewitz s text and today s challenges.

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  • Hew Strachan Andreas Herberg-Rothe

    Hew Strachan was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 2003 and awarded an Hon D.Univ Paisley 2005 He is also Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was successively Research Fellow, Admissions Tutor and Senior Tutor, 1975 92 From 1992 to 2001 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow, and from 1996 to 2001 Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies.

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  • Like most compilations of this sort, a very mixed bag. Some great essays, some poor ones. A useful addition to the Clausewitz scholar's library, but a second- or third-tier entry. I re-read chapters periodically since I use it in classes I teach.


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