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 means of 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 recent struggle. 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 by means of the French-German clash, Clausewitz clarifies greater than someone else the improvement that will ravage Europe. Battling to the End pushes apart the taboo that stops us from because the apocalypse has began. Human violence is escaping our keep watch over; this present day it threatens the full planet.
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