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Battling to the end : conversations with Benoît Chantre by Clausewitz, Carl von; Girard, René; Girard, René; Girard,

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In Battling to the top René Girard engages Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831), the Prussian army theoretician who wrote On War. Clausewitz, who has been critiqued by way of army strategists, political scientists, and philosophers, famously postulated that "War is the continuation of politics via different means." He additionally looked as if it would think that governments may possibly constrain war.
     Clausewitz, a firsthand witness to the Napoleonic Wars, understood the character of recent struggle. faraway from controlling violence, politics follows in war's wake: the technique of struggle became its ends.
     René Girard exhibits us a Clausewitz who's a involved witness of history's acceleration. Haunted via the French-German clash, Clausewitz clarifies greater than a person else the advance that will ravage Europe. Battling to the tip pushes apart the taboo that stops us from on the grounds that the apocalypse has began. Human violence is escaping our keep watch over; at the present time it threatens the complete planet.

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Battling to the end : conversations with Benoît Chantre

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Hegel had no direct military experience. He therefore had no feel for the interactions that Clausewitz experienced and sought to theorize, albeit not quite successfully. However, Clausewitz’s commitment reveals something essential: the escalation to extremes in which he participated as an observer and actor, in which we all participate though we do not acknowledge it. In order to understand this, we have to jump ahead of ourselves and consider the incredible impact Napoleon’s actions had on the Germans.

There is thus from Jena to Berlin, and around Napoleon, the strange conjunction of two apocalypses, one warlike and the other philosophical. It is very curious, but all related to the period: Hegel and Clausewitz were not alone. Schelling and Fichte were also there . . and they were all watching Napoleon. 11 Later, we will come back to Schlegel and also to his relationship with Germaine de Staël. In Romanticism, there is an excessive belief in individual autonomy, but it is also a necessary stage that has to be passed through in order to understand resentment, reciprocity and the law of the duel.

You cannot view it from above or get an eagle-eye view of the events. I myself thought that was possible when I was writing Things Hidden since the Foundation of the World, in which I imagined Christianity provided the point of view from which we could judge violence. ” I reread my analysis of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews, which was my last “modern” and “anti-Christian” argument. The criticism of an “historical Christianity” and argument in favor of a kind of “essential Christianity,” which I thought I had grasped in a Hegelian manner, was absurd.

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