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Sat Apr 01 16:45:23 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of On War, by Carl von Clausewitz This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: On War Author: Carl von Clausewitz Release Date: February 25, 2006 [EBook #1946] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ON WAR *** Produced by Charles Keller and David Widger ON WAR by General Carl von Clausewitz ON WAR GENERAL CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ TRANSLATED BY COLONEL J.J.
GRAHAM _1874 was 1st edition of this translation.
1909 was the London reprinting._ NEW AND REVISED EDITION WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY COLONEL F.N. MAUDE C.B.
(LATE R.E.) EIGHTH IMPRESSION IN THREE VOLUMES VOLUME I INTRODUCTION THE Germans interpret their new national colours--black, red, and white--by the saying, -Durch Nacht und Blut zur licht.- (-Through night and blood to light-), and no work yet written conveys to the thinker a clearer conception of all that the red streak in their flag stands for than this deep and philosophical analysis of -War- by Clausewitz. It reveals -War,- stripped of all accessories, as the exercise of force for the attainment of a political object, unrestrained by any law save that of expediency, and thus gives the key to the interpretation of German political aims, past, present, and future, which is unconditionally necessary for every student of the modern conditions of Europe.
Step by step, every event since Waterloo follows with logical consistency from the teachings of Napoleon, formulated for the first Sat Apr 01 16:45:23 2017 2 time, some twenty years afterwards, by this remarkable thinker. What Darwin accomplished for Biology generally Clausewitz did for the Life-History of Nations nearly half a century before him, for both have proved the existen...





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