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Tango0117 Jul 2017 10:17 p.m. PST

….Intellectual History of, Thinking about War.

"The pleasure in reading anything by Peter Paret on the subject of Clausewitz is that one comes to expect a high level of scholarship and receives it every time. Paret shows a great deal of familiarity with the work and the man, as well as a deep understanding of his ideas and their implications. To start on a highlight, in the discussion of Clausewitz's lectures at the General War School in Clausewitz in His Time: Essays in the Cultural and Intellectual History of Thinking about War, Paret makes a point that should serve as a guiding thought for anyone intent on studying Clausewitz. He states that these lectures illustrated "elements in the development of [Clausewitz's] ideas on what war is and how war can be …"
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Brechtel19818 Jul 2017 3:07 a.m. PST

Excellent posting.

Reading anything by Peter Paret is both enjoyable and enlightening.

I heard him speak in May 1976 in a seminar on the War of the Revolution at West Point. His talk was clear, concise, accurate and very enjoyable.

He is an excellent historian and author.

Well done, once again, Armand.

Tango0118 Jul 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


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