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Просвещенный реализм Карла фон Клаузевица о морали и опасности абсолютной войны

Carl von Clausewitz, the author of the well known magnum opus "On War" is often regarded as a militarist or at least a realist but of the variety, very close to militarism. I am claiming that the realism of Clausewitz occupies a very special niche inside the general trend of realism. It may be called enlightened realism, which is very close to Kant and in fact very close to the humanistic idea of the constrained war. The driving force for this realism is the ideal  of enlightened politics, very different to the hobbesian idea of politics.