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Carl von Clausewitz

Carl von Clausewitz (1780 - 1831) was a Prussian general and military theorist who stressed the moral (in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of war. His most notable work, Vom Kriege (On War), was unfinished at his death. Clausewitz was a realist and, while in some respects a romantic, also drew heavily on the rationalist ideas of the European Enlightenment. He stressed the dialectical interaction of diverse factors, noting how unexpected developments unfolding under the fog of...See more