INTRODUCTION: The Prussian military thinker Carl von Clausewitz is widely acknowledged as the most important of the classical strategic thinkers. Even though he's been dead for nearly two centuries, he remains a powerful living influence: the most frequently cited, the most controversial, and in many respects the most modern of strategic theorists. ClausewitzStudies.org is intended as a central source for scholarly information, related texts, articles, and arguments about the man, his ideas, and their meaning, impact, and utility. ClausewitzStudies.org is overseen by the seven members of the Clausewitz Studies Board.
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Blog: Steve Leonard, "'You Really Think I'm Irrelevant? LOL.' A Letter to Clausewitz Haters from Beyond The Grave," West Point: Modern War Institute, USMA, 6 May 6 2020. Beyond the blog, the modification of the portrait—we see a new, sterner-looking Clausewitz—is interesting.
Article: Paul Donker, "The Evolution of Clausewitz's Vom Kriege: a reconstruction on the basis of the earlier versions of his masterpiece," an updated translation of Paul Donker, "Die Entwicklung von Clausewitz' Vom Kriege: Eine Rekonstruktion auf der Grundlage der früheren Fassungen seines Meisterwerks" in the Clausewitz-Gesellschaft's Jahrbucher 2017, 14-39.
Review Essay: Bruno Colson [U. Namur], "Clausewitz for Every War," War in History, 18(2) , pp.249-261.
Article: Alan D. Beyerchen, "Clausewitz, Nonlinearity and the Unpredictability of War," International Security, 17:3 (Winter, 1992), pp. 59-90. (Here's the Abstract.)
Working Paper: Christopher Bassford, "Clausewitz's Categories of War and the Supersession of 'Absolute War,'" ClausewitzStudies.org, 16 MAR 2020.
Article: Jon T. Sumida, "The Clausewitz Problem," Army History, Fall 2009, pp.17-21. This is a short, well-crafted, and useful précis of Sumida's controversial arguments in his book, Decoding Clausewitz: A New Approach to On War. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2008.
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