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“On War”, what is it good for?

I was very wrong about On War, by Carl von Clausewitz. I had hoped for and expected a romp through Napoleonic warfare and tactics, with descriptions of formations, armament and maneuvers. What I got instead was a carefully considered discussion of what war is (or at least was) and what it means for the people… Read More »

What Advice Can We Get From a 100 Year Old Scientist?

Advice to a Young Investigator predates the Nobel Prize, quantum physics, and the post-war grant culture,so what can we learn from this old scholar? Not everyone is destined to venture into the forest and by sheer determination carve out a serviceable road. However, even the most humble among us may take advantage of the path… Read More »