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.
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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, 26 SEP 2019.
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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