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Jim, you seem to suggest that "war is a failure of diplomacy."

Wasn't it Otto von Bismarck who observed that war was merely diplomacy by other means?

Unless I'm mistaken it was Carl Von Clausewitz and he was speaking of politics?
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Originally Posted by deathrattle
Unless I'm mistaken it was Carl Von Clausewitz and he was speaking of politics?

You may be right. I found this quote on

"War is the continuation of politics by other means."

I kind of like my "version" better. It sounds more cynical.
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