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  • Jomini & Clausewitz

    Fact-gathering again, and came across this nicely done piece:

    Jomini & Clausewitz: Their Interaction
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  • #2
    This is interesting stuff. I've always liked Jomini more, and found him easier to understand. Also, because he spends less time on the political aspects of war (which I do not deal with). I had never seen a good comparison, and this is a good one.

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      Very good! I never went deep into the comparison, but this article gives you what you need to know in order to have an informed opinion.
      Mr. Bassford surprised me in his (IMO correct) conclusion that Jomini's contributions to the theory of war have become part of conventional wisdom; while Clausewitz's concepts, because of their subtlety and brilliance, have not.
      NB: the whole site ('Clausewitz.com) of which this article is a part, is very interesting.
      Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 12 Jul 08, 04:17.
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      • #4
        And yet many of us know of Clauswitz, while relatively few of us know about Jomini...and more people are aware of Machiavelli and Sun Tzu than either of them.

        Good post, Jim.
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        • #5
          Good find!

          Very interesting comparison.
          Any metaphor will tear if stretched over too much reality.

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