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  • “U.S. Army Lt. Col. Clausewitz”

    Posted by Lexington Green on January 22nd, 2009 (All posts by )

    Many thanks to our esteemed colleague, Lord Curzon, who is not only the former Viceroy of India, but he apparently knows how to use Photoshop, too. He has put up a picture he made over at the terrific Coming Anarchy blog, which he says is his “one contribution to the Clausewitz Roundtable“:

    Clausewitz, US Army

    Clausewitz in camo, instead of sword, shako and epaulettes. If you squint a little, it works. The picture captures the spirit of our ongoing Clausewitz Roundtable, which is not meant to be an exercise in antiquarianism. What does Clausewitz have to say to us today? How do we better understand current issues, by looking at them through a “Clausewitzian lens”? What would it take to do a “critical analysis” of America’s defense challenges, along the lines Clausewitz suggests? The only way to get his perspective, without a ouija board or going to Heaven and asking him, is to read his book, as carefully as circumstances permit, and try to apply whatever remains of value in it to our current situation.

     

    3 Responses to ““U.S. Army Lt. Col. Clausewitz””

    1. Shane Says:

      Awesome job by Lord Curzon! I move that this image be included in the random photo generator that fills the seven frames at the top of the Chicago Boyz blog!

    2. andrewdb Says:

      I can totally imagine this guy moving to CNAS.

    3. zenpundit Says:

      And I stole it from Lex who liberated it from Curzon :)