“The Napoleonic Wars, which bore along with them the rationalist spirit of the French Revolution, inspired the Prussian officer Carl von Clausewitz to propose that war itself is an entirely rational undertaking, unsullied by human emotion,” is the provocative beginning of this exploration of a very large subject.
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War
Author(s) : EHRENREICH Barbara
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- Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company