By René Girard
In Battling to the End René Girard engages Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831), the Prussian army theoretician who wrote On War. Clausewitz, who has been critiqued by way of army strategists, political scientists, and philosophers, famously postulated that "War is the continuation of politics by means of different means." He additionally appeared to think that governments may possibly constrain war.
Clausewitz, a firsthand witness to the Napoleonic Wars, understood the character of contemporary battle. faraway from controlling violence, politics follows in war's wake: the technique of battle became its ends.
René Girard indicates us a Clausewitz who's a involved witness of history's acceleration. Haunted through the French-German clash, Clausewitz clarifies greater than an individual else the advance that may ravage Europe. Battling to the End pushes apart the taboo that stops us from on the grounds that the apocalypse has started. Human violence is escaping our keep watch over; this present day it threatens the whole planet.
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