Of all the posthumously published ideas the father of modern strategy left us, Carl von Clausewitz is best remembered for his immortal dictum: “war is the continuation of politics by other means.” A phrase more often than not misinterpreted and misrepresented over the centuries since it was first penned, the good General's intention was most likely to simply emphasize the similarity between violent conflict and politics, as well as the fact that the use of force should serve the rational ends of the nation-state. Having witnessed the bloody reality that was the Napoleonic wars, von Clausewitz wished to rationalize the reasons for why a country would choose to subject its subjects to the vicissitudes of the battlefield. Video: 2014 Al Qaeda's media arm as-Sahab released a new video teasing the launch of an English-language magazine called "Resurgence." The video used excerpts from a Malcolm X speech as well as ABC News footage of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing,…
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Table of Contents
- Conflict and the Will to Win
- Defining the Unpopular
- The History of Non-Violent Persuasion
- Propaganda as a Tool of Modern Secularized Politics and Extreme Ideologies
- Propaganda's New Context: Mawdudi, Qut'b and Abdullah Azzam - Jihad Recontextualized
- Propaganda Forgotten, Propaganda Repackaged
- Resources and Further Reading