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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. This website and its academic sister are intended as a central source for information, articles, and arguments about the man and his ideas. It also includes a great deal of ancillary information (e.g., on Clausewitz-related tourism, graphics, humor) that may be of use to those researching, writing, or teaching about Clausewitz. It is designed to accommodate anyone interested in understanding human strategies, including not only scholarly researchers on Clausewitz but also students and faculty in professional military education (PME) institutions, business schools, and other organizations concerned with human competition and conflict. [Note that many of the links on this site point to materials maintained by]

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Blog: Steve ["Doctrine Man"] Leonard, "'You Really Think I'm Irrelevant? LOL.' A Letter to Clausewitz Haters from Beyond The Grave."

Info: "Clausewitz and His Works." A comprehensive discussion.

Article: Paul Donker, "The Evolution of Clausewitz's Vom Kriege: a reconstruction on the basis of the earlier versions of his masterpiece."

Paper: Christopher Bassford, "Clausewitz's Categories of War and the Supersession of 'Absolute War.'" What?!! "Ideal War" and "Absolute War" aren't the same thing? No wonder we're confused.

Article: Jon T. Sumida, "The Clausewitz Problem."

Article: C. Bassford, "John Keegan and the Grand Tradition of Trashing Clausewitz." A Polemic.

Article: Alan D. Beyerchen, "Clausewitz, Nonlinearity and the Unpredictability of War." Discusses a crucially important scientific aspect of Clausewitz's world view.

Paper: C. Bassford, "Tiptoe Through the Trinity." Or "The Strange Persistence of Trinitarian Warfare."

Review Essay: Bruno Colson, "Clausewitz for Every War." Covers a range of important modern writing on Clausewitz.

List: Clausewitz Conferences

Guidance: Indexes to On War

More Guidance: Which translation of Clausewitz do you have? It matters.

NOTE: Amazon's recommendations are random and many available texts of Clausewitz's On War (Vom Kriege) are worthless. For more detailed guidance on texts by or about Clausewitz, in several languages, see our bookstores and bibliographies.


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