Accession Number : ADA119811

Title :   Transatlantic Clausewitz.

Descriptive Note : Occasional paper,


Personal Author(s) : Tashjean,John E

PDF Url : ADA119811

Report Date : 10 Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Clausewitz, like Hegel, fell victim to the Polish cholera of 1831. Yet he remained alive intellectually; his presence, at first peripheral and distorted, gradually grew more significant and universal. The Prussian victories of the nineteenth century, like the German disasters of the twentieth, stimulated interest in him. Leftists of different countries and different hues, including Koerner, Lenin and Mao, took him seriously. In the fifties, the problematic relation of nuclear weapons to rational statecraft made him a controversial symbol and the object of Professor Aron's protracted study now nearing appearance in two volumes in English. In 1966 Professor Hahlweg edited in masterly fashion the first of two volumes of Clausewitz papers, containing primarily lectures on guerilla warfare given at the Kriegsakademie in 1810 and 1811. The second volume, expected in 1982, contains early philosophical texts. The 1980 bicentennial of the birth of Clausewitz occasioned various editions, symposia and commentary new and reprinted. America's Korean and Vietnamese wars have made him a major reference point in continuing controversies and postmortems about strategy.

Descriptors :   *Military doctrine, *Military strategy, *Military tactics, Counterinsurgency, Vietnam, China, History, Military forces(Foreign)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Unconventional Warfare

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