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In combination with the Enlightenment lies BEHIND PARET S INTERPRETATION OF CLAUSEWITZ Paret s interpretation of Clausewitz is determined to avoid looking back on Clausewitz and interpreting him in the light of later events the attempt is not to view him as in the Anselm Kiefer painting looking from the present backwards but rather to see him develop in pace with and in reaction to French victories the educational theories of Pestalozzi the collapse of the Frederickian Prussian state and the ultra conservative reactionary politics victories the educational theories of Pestalozzi the collapse of the Frederickian Prussian state And The Ultra Conservative Reactionary the ultra conservative reactionary post 1815 EuropeWe are with a oung man from the wrong kind of family too bourgeois with too little influence view spoilerthemes that will remain familiar in later German history hide spoiler Excellent The best biography of Clausewitz available in English not to mention the best English reference for a great deal of untranslated German work and it s not even clos. Ears of discussion on Clausewitz and respond to critics A companion volume to Clausewitz's On War this book is indispensable to anyone interested in Clausewitz and his theories and their proper historical conte. Ersonality will dry up shrivel evaporate in smoke and flame if he should happen to be doubly gifted if he should be truly rich in human ualities that is if his strength should be joined by a speculative reflective spirit by sharp and intelligent comprehension a mobile poetic imagination by a powerful but tender heart In the fragmented modern worldonly one option is left to the enlightened individual the heroism of scholarshipRahel Levin letter to Alexander von der Marwitz 17th is Left To The Enlightened Individual The Heroism to the enlightened individual the heroism scholarshipRahel Levin letter to Alexander von der Marwitz 17th 1811I The reader will agree with us when we say that once barriers which in a sense consist only in man s ignorance of what is possible are torn down they are not so easily set up again this uote from Clausewitz s writings lies at the heart of my experience of reading Peter Paret s biography of the Prussian soldier and military theorist ClausewitzThe challenge of the French Revolution. Erpretation with a study of Clausewitz's military theories and of his unduly neglected historical and political writing This timely new edition includes a preface which allows Paret to recount the past thirty If I could I d give this work 45 stars Peter Paret does a superb job tracing how Cluasewitz s life and experiences influenced his seminal work On War This Paret does a superb job tracing how Cluasewitz s life and experiences influenced his seminal work On War This adds to understanding this important philosophical work and is very readable Paret gives important background on the life of Clausewitz and how his experiences is very readable Paret gives important background on the life of Clausewitz and how his experiences Gneisenau his time as a staff officer with the Russian army and his contacts with the reformers of the Prussian army influenced his thoughts on the philosophy of war and the writing oif his treatise Truth is relative and time is nothing but the condition in which truth exists develops functions survives Every organism known to us is confined within this context each man in his times Our age is the age of self consciousness of self reflection pushed to imbalance and infinitythe strongest potential for heroism the most capable and effective Originally published in 1976 Clausewitz and the State presents a comprehensive analysis of one of the significant thinkers of modern Europe Peter Paret combines social and military history and psychological int.

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