Posts Tagged Peter Paret

Carl von Clausewitz’s Letter to August Wilhelm von Schlegel

Recently I wrote an article for about a letter Carl von Clausewitz wrote to the poet August Wilhelm von Schlegel in 1808. It has been rediscovered in the vaults of the Saxon State Archives. The letter points to a problem with Clausewitz’s biography: despite his eminent place in Western military thought, no comprehensive collected edition [...]

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What did Clausewitz think about the United States?

  While reading some of Clausewitz’s writings from the period 1816-1830, I stumbled upon an interesting quote about the United States. It is in the essay called in German Umtriebe and Peter Paret translated it in English as “Agitation.” Die Northamerikaner haben sich nicht immer des großen Continentes würdig zu zeigen gewußt, den sie repräsentieren. [...]

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