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978-1-4985-6541-7 • Hardback • January 2019 • $105.00 • (£81.00)
978-1-4985-6543-1 • Paperback • April 2023 • $39.99 • (£31.00)
978-1-4985-6542-4 • eBook • January 2019 • $38.00 • (£29.00)
Eric Fleury is visiting assistant professor at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts.
1.Terrorism and War
2.Absolute War in Theory and History
3.The Strategy of State-Directed Terrorism
4.The Strategy of Non-State Terrorism
5.The Absolute Battle
6.The Nature of Battle Today
Eric Fleury’s book is a vital and significant contribution to our understanding of Clausewitz and the application of his thought to terrorism studies. This is an impressive work of scholarship, and a model of how to apply Clausewitz’s ideas and principles to a major and lasting strategic problem. The study is the definitive analysis of the topic and should be read by scholars and policymakers concerned with both state and non-state sponsored terrorism.
— Bradley A. Thayer, University of Texas San Antonio
An intelligent and worthwhile treatment of two of military theory's thorniest problems, Clausewitz and terrorism.
— Antulio J. Echevarria, US Army War College
Eric Fleury has given us a rarity of great value—an exploration of Clausewitzian thought that hews to the timeless wisdom of the nineteenth-century philosopher of war while demonstrating its contemporary relevance. Fleury’s assured command of Clausewitz’s insights shows the reader that a work of scholarship may illuminate the present without being captured by it. The author’s perceptive reading of this classic work convinces us that in addition to the regular armed forces, the established government, and the general population, Clausewitz makes room for that most current of figures—the determined terrorist.
— David Clinton