TITLE

The Fog of Peace

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains the phrase "fog of war," as used in a letter written by Prussian general and military strategist Carl von Clausewitz. That fog presents a major challenge to historians. It is a fact, according to the author, that Belleau Wood is a village in France and a battle was fought there in June 1918 can be nailed down without dispute. But Clausewitz's fog and moonshine are just beyond the facts.
ACCESSION #
25978030

 

Related Articles

  • RAZLIKA IZMEĐU KLAUZEVICEVOG I FUKOOVOG TUMAÄŒENJA RATA. Sekulić, Nada M. // Anthropology Magazine;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p91 

    The understanding of the relation between the man, society and war is expressed in the sets of historically changeable relations, where the theories and doctrines of war tell us a lot not only about the art of warfare and the ways wars were waged throughout history-as it may seem at first,...

  • THE TEACHING OF MILITARY HISTORY.  // Military Affairs;Jan1949, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p14 

    The article presents the speech "The Teaching of Military History" by history professor Theodore Ropp, delivered at the joint meeting of the American Military Institute and the American Historical Association in Washington DC, held on December 28, 1948, in which he discussed history methodology,...

  • Recent Journal Articles. Raugh Jr., Harold E. // Journal of Military History;Jul2013, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p1189 

    A bibliography of journal articles on the topic of military history is presented, which includes the articles "Leaderless Resistance: The New Face of Terrorism," by George Michael and "Clausewitz and the Study of War," by Tomas Waldman, both published in "Defence Studies," and "Alachua Settlers...

  • Clausewitz: "Half against my will, I have become a Professor". Paret, Peter // Journal of Military History;Apr2011, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p591 

    Clausewitz's lectures on the "Little War" during the Prussian reform era have been interpreted as preparations for military and popular insurrection. But they barely mention irregular warfare. Instead they discuss the methods the little war employs to protect close formations and increase their...

  • On War (Book Review). Lowenthal, Mark M. // American Historical Review;Jun77, Vol. 82 Issue 3, p608 

    Reviews the book 'On War,' by Carl Von Clausewitz, edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret, with commentary by Bernard Brodie.

  • Economy of Force. Handel, Michael I. // Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p146 

    The idea of the economy of force was first developed by Carl von Clausewitz in his classic work, On War. Clausewitz formulated this concept to provide commanders with a simple rule for guidance amid the confusion and complexity of battle. The principle of the economy of force to some extent...

  • Clausewitz, Carl von. Handel, Michael I. // Reader's Companion to Military History;1996, p91 

    Prussian General Carl Philip Gottlieb von Clausewitz joined the army at the age of twelve and saw active service against the French in 1793-1794 before entering the Berlin Military Academy. He then joined the General Staff and fought at Jena and in the Waterloo campaign before becoming director...

  • The Deepening Impasse of Modernity. Gardner, Stephen // Society;Sep2010, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p452 

    This article reviews the book "Battling to the End: Conversations With Benoît Chantre," by René Girard.

  • René Girard's Apocalyptic Critique of Historical Reason. Gardner, Stephen L. // Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis & Culture;2011, Vol. 18, p1 

    The article discusses René Girard's interpretation of Carl von Clausewitz's theory of war in his book "Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoî Chantre." It analyzes Girard's view of Clausewitz's insight into war as a structure of mimetic desire, pursuing a logic that Clausewitz...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics