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Battling to the End

Conversations with Benoît Chantre

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Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831), the Prussian military theoretician who wrote On War, is known above all for his famous dictum: “War is the continuation of politics by other means.” In René Girard’s view, however, the strategist’s treatise offers up a more disturbing truth to the reader willing to extrapolate from its most daring observations: with modern warfare comes the insanity of tit-for-tat escalation, which political institutions have lost their ability to contain. Having witnessed the Napoleonic Wars firsthand, Girard argues, Clausewitz intuited that unbridled “reciprocal action” could eventually lead foes to total mutual annihilation. Haunted by the Franco-German conflict that was to ravage Europe, in Girard’s account Clausewitz is a prescient witness to the terrifying acceleration of history. Battling to the End issues a warning about the apocalyptic threats hanging over our planet and delivers an authoritative lesson on the mimetic laws of violence.

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Battling to the end: conversations with Benoît Chantre
2010, Michigan State University Press
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Cover of: Battling to the end
Battling to the end: conversations with Benoît Chantre
2010, Michigan State University Press
in English
Cover of: Battling to the end
Battling to the end: conversations with Benoît Chantre
2010, Michigan State University Press
in English
Cover of: Battling to the end
Battling to the end
2010, Michigan State University Press
in English
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Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre
2009, Michigan State University Press
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Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoît Chantre
December 15, 2009, Michigan State University Press
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Table of Contents

A Note on the Translation
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Escalation to Extremes
Chapter 2. Clausewitz and Hegel
Chapter 3. Duel and Reciprocity
Chapter 4. The Duel and the Sacred
Chapter 5. Holderlin's Sorrow
Chapter 6. Clausewitz and Napoleon
Chapter 7. France and Germany
Chapter 8. The Pope and the Emperor
Epilogue
Notes
Index

Edition Notes

Series
Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture Series
Translation Of
Achever Clausewitz
Translated From
French

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Library of Congress
U21.2.G52513 2010

Contributors

Editor
William A. Johnsen
Translator
Mark Baker
Translator
Andrew McKenna

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Paperback
Number of pages
256

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OL33091952M
ISBN 13
9780870138775

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