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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carl Von Clausewitz
Why is The Washington Times condoning the leaks of classified data by Edward Snowden? The Times writes (Editorial, "The Whistleblower," June 11) that "if the government won't tell the public what's going on, someone will." The Times adds insult to injury by saying, "this government brought it on itself."
This work by Hew Strachan, a professor at Oxford University and a leading scholar of military history, is a rare phenomenon: A biography of a book, or rather of the classic masterpiece and other writings of Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831), who served as an officer of middle rank in the Prussian army during the wars of Napoleon.
At the end of the day, he wrote in 1811, "war is nothing but fighting."