Tag Archives: John Keegan

mao: “revolution is not a dinner party”

Ignore von Clausewitz at your peril.He died in 1831, but his book, On War, is unfortunately something ignored more often than not stacking the odds in favor not winning a war…. If Clausewitz’s influence has been so often catastrophic, there … Continue reading

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mesmerized by the decisive victory: lunatic doctrines

Instructions for losing a war .Lesson one, page one: ignore Karl Maria von Clausewitz… …even his statement that war is a continuation of policy has been twisted into meaning that war is the most effective of political instruments, or that … Continue reading

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top guns

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: LIFE DURING WARTIME: A selection of my WWII (and one WWI) cover designs. In many cases history books (especially military or war) call for BIG type, and often big, generic type which to me is a shame. … Continue reading

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past the midway point

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: LIFE DURING WARTIME: A selection of my WWII (and one WWI) cover designs. In many cases history books (especially military or war) call for BIG type, and often big, generic type which to me is a shame. … Continue reading

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immortal combat

Jesse Marinoff Reyes: LIFE DURING WARTIME: A selection of my WWII (and one WWI) cover designs. In many cases history books (especially military or war) call for BIG type, and often big, generic type which to me is a shame. … Continue reading

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they don’t like mondays

Are wars simply a matter of sex and psychology: irrational alpha males grabbing the bananas and lovemaking at the top of the tree with his submissive sweet fruit? Or in conflict conducted in a purposeful manner by thinking and reflective … Continue reading

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sweet black angels of history

Aldous Huxley spoke of a utopianism as we¬† evolved into a type of post-human; our immutable human nature changing as the genetic re-write and reproductive revolution matures heralding an closure on the Darwin era. In the meanwhile, history has shown … Continue reading

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