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The Continuation of Clausewitz by Other Means
February 13, 2013 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Carl von Clausewitz's On War is remembered today as a classic of Prussian thinking on war and politics in the post-Napoleonic era. Wouldn't it be better if it were a Socratic dialogue between Hare Clausewitz and his class of other woodland creatures, though? Thankfully, The Children's Illustrated Clausewitz has arrived to fill just that need.
posted by Copronymus (11 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I hope they make a print version. I would totally buy this for my niece.
posted by orrnyereg at 3:51 PM on February 13, 2013


Hare Clausewitz

Snrk.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:58 PM on February 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love this, but it hasn't been updated since November 2012. Let us all hope that the author will return to this work to continue it. I await a future series on The Art of War.
posted by Apocryphon at 4:17 PM on February 13, 2013


Brother of a friend of mine wrote his thesis (#10 on this list) on Clausewitz and love. Not sure if it was illustrated, but if so, likely NSFW.
posted by progosk at 4:21 PM on February 13, 2013


This makes my eyebrow go up a little (teaching children how to thrive in a militaristic society, with all that implies about duty and hierarchy), but

damn I would have gone for that when I was five.
posted by lineofsight at 4:47 PM on February 13, 2013


I must admit I never thought to ask the question.

Let us all hope that the author will return to this work to continue it.

It would only be appropriate if the author never managed to finish it. Clausewitz never did.

I too hope for an Art Of War version like this though. It seems much more amenable to the format.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 4:54 PM on February 13, 2013


Man, I wish I had more military history nerd friends to share this with. I hope the author keeps going with it.

I will wage "absolute war" to make sure that this happens.
posted by Modus Pwnens at 5:19 PM on February 13, 2013 [2 favorites]


Bullets are falling around you like rain. The sounds of guns all around you. One of your friends is hit. People are hurt and bleeding, and metal flies around almost too fast to see. People are dying.

Er…there, there, Bear. Buck up.


It kinda gets surreal here when Bear starts crying...
posted by vonstadler at 5:27 PM on February 13, 2013


I also suggested he do an animated adaptation of Jomini's military writings as well. Maybe the artist as a rival we can commission to make it.
posted by Apocryphon at 6:37 PM on February 13, 2013


Nice post
posted by four panels at 9:17 PM on February 13, 2013


This makes my eyebrow go up a little (teaching children how to thrive in a militaristic society, with all that implies about duty and hierarchy),

And Drummer Hoff fired it off.
posted by Kadin2048 at 11:30 PM on February 13, 2013


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