Category Archives: War

Clausewitz: His Life and Work

Here are some highlights from this 2014 book: * The French Revolution… unleashed what Clausewitz would later call the “passions of the people.” Now the energy of the nation’s inhabitants—especially their willingness to support and sacrifice for the war effort—became … Continue reading

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Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century

Here are some highlights from this 2007 book: * Carl von Clausewitz’s On War is the prism through which we have come to look at war. Certainly within Europe, and to an increasing extent outside as well, military commentators have … Continue reading

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Was There Any Chance The Axis Powers Would Win WWII?

From a thread at Greg Cochran: * Greg Cochran writes: In October, 1941, the Soviet Union was in trouble. The Germans had just taken another huge bite out of the Red Army, capturing half a million men in the Vyazma … Continue reading

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The Desert Fox

Comment: British Army veteran author Desmond Morris wrote The Desert Fox whose cinema adaptation starred James Mason in the title role. The book and film are utterly apologetic, flattering portraits of Rommel that are completely and deliberately ignorant of the … Continue reading

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Rethinking WWII

Comments: The Germans, in June 1941, and the Japanese, in December 1941, both did what they then believed that they had to do, in order to secure their own national survival as great world powers. Hitler apparently believed that the … Continue reading

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