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Clausewitz is often quoted but more often misunderstood. On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics - such as war as an instrument of policy, the concept of Absolute War, friction and the fog of war - in a clear and systematic fashion. It also presents the man, his life and the military and intellectual environment in which he produced his great work On War . A final section considers Clausewitz's relevance to the rapidly changing nature of war today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403935878
ISBN-10: 1403935874
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 303
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Hugh Smith

HUGH SMITH is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Australian National University. He has taught officer cadets in Australia for over three decades and was the Founding Director of the Australian Defence Studies Centre. His publications cover many aspects of military affairs, from nuclear strategy to conscientious objection.