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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 via army strategists, political scientists, and philosophers, famously postulated that "War is the continuation of politics through different means." He additionally looked as if it would think that governments may possibly constrain war.

     Clausewitz, a firsthand witness to the Napoleonic Wars, understood the character of contemporary conflict. faraway from controlling violence, politics follows in war's wake: the technique of warfare became its ends.

     René Girard exhibits us a Clausewitz who's a involved witness of history's acceleration. Haunted via the French-German clash, Clausewitz clarifies greater than an individual else the improvement that will ravage Europe. Battling to the End pushes apart the taboo that forestalls us from given that the apocalypse has began. Human violence is escaping our keep an eye on; this present day it threatens the total planet.

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