(Military) Theoretical Consideration…

Talking about the branches of the art of War, Clausewitz (2014, p.41) states:

“He to whom all this is nothing, must either repudiate all theoretical consideration, OR HIS UNDERSTANDING HAS NOT AS YET BEEN PAINED by the confused and perplexing ideas resting on no fixed point of view, leading to no satisfactory result, sometimes dull, sometimes fantastic, sometimes floating in vague generalities, which we often are obliged to hear and read on the conduct of War, owing to the spirit of scientific investigation having hitherto been little directed to these objects.”

Reference

von Clauewitz, C. & Graham, J.J. (trans) (2014) On War. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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