Put not your trust in Princes. However, both of these views are based on a misconception. Jesus can be a tragic victim of wrong without Caiaphas having been a bad person or done the wrong thing, let alone an anti-Semitic caricature.
This essay is usually referred to as the "Principles of War. Rather, it is only a primitive precursor to his later magnum opus— On War.
Its subject matter is largely tactical. While some of the more important theoretical concepts of On War are fairly well-developed "friction," for examplemany are embryonic and others entirely absent.
In particular, and in great contrast to the later work, "Principles of War" is not notably sophisticated in historical terms.
It is based almost entirely on the experience of Frederick the Great and the wars with revolutionary France and Napoleon prior to The translation reproduced here was done by Hans Gatzke in A German protestant, Gatzke emigrated to America in He then taught at Harvard, ultimately receiving his doctorate there in From tohowever, he was a second lieutenant in the U.
He taught at Johns Hopkins from to and then moved to Yale. It discussed the latter work at some length, but mostly in terms of its emphasis on "moral forces. The dustjacket was even more misleading: It showed an armor-clad hand wielding geometric instruments to produce military blueprints. Nonetheless, Gatzke praised the book of Principles, saying that "Like nothing else, Note, however, that the views Clausewitz expresses herein are not those of Napoleon—of whom he has often and erroneously been proclaimed the "High Priest.
The theory of warfare tries to discover how we may gain a preponderance of physical forces and material advantages at the decisive point.
As this is not always possible, theory also teaches us to calculate moral factors: None of these things lie outside the realm of the theory and art of war, which is nothing but the result of reasonable reflection on all the possible situations encountered during a war.
We should think very frequently of the most dangerous of these situations and familiarize ourselves with it. Only thus shall we reach heroic decisions based on reason, which no critic can ever shake. Any person who may present this matter differently to Your Royal Highness is a pedant, whose views will only be harmful to you.
In the decisive moments of your life, in the turmoil of battle, you will some day feel that this view alone can help where help is needed most, and where a dry pedantry of figures will forsake you.
Whether counting on physical or moral advantages, we should always try, in time of war, to have the probability of victory on our side. But this is not always possible. Were we to despair here, we would abandon the use of reason just when it becomes most necessary, when everything seems to be conspiring against us.
Therefore, even when the likelihood of success is against us, we must not think of our undertaking as unreasonable or impossible; for it is always reasonable, if we do not know of anything better to do, and if we make the best use of the few means at our disposal.
We must never lack calmness and firmness, which are so hard to preserve in time of war. Without them the most brilliant qualities of mind are wasted.
We must therefore familiarize ourselves with the thought of an honorable defeat. We must always nourish this thought within ourselves, and we must get completely used to it.
Be convinced, Most Gracious Master, that without this firm resolution no great results can be achieved in the most successful war, let alone in the most unsuccessful.
Certainly this thought frequently occupied the mind of Frederick II during his first Silesian wars.
Because he was familiar with it he undertook his attack near Leuthen, on that memorable fifth of December, and not because he believed that his oblique formation would very likely beat the Austrians. In any specific action, in any measure we may undertake, we always have the choice between the most audacious and the most careful solution.The idea and image of black Haitian revolutionaries sent shock waves throughout white America.
That black slaves and freed people might turn violent against whites, so obvious in this image where a black soldier holds up the head of a white soldier, remained a serious fear in the hearts and minds of white Southerners throughout the antebellum period. The War of was a conflict between the United States and Britain.
Many factors influenced Americans to go to war.
They hoped to expand the United States by . Before Clausewitz left Prussia in to join the Russian army and resist Napoleon, he prepared an essay on war to leave with the sixteen year-old Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm (later King Friedrich Wilhelm IV, r), whose military tutor he had become in Taking a Look at the Spanish American War - The idea of war was mainly spread with the rapidly growing journalism industry of the ’s, and journalists used the concept of war and problems with Spain as a source for information, articles, and comics to sell more papers.
The status of the territories regarding slavery had not been decided by the beginning of the Mexican War. Even before the war ended the issue of slavery in the region . The status of the territories regarding slavery had not been decided by the beginning of the Mexican War.
Even before the war ended the issue of slavery in the region .