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NUMBER: 1916
AUTHOR: Karl von Clausewitz (1780–1831)
QUOTATION: War is only caused through the political intercourse of governments and nations … war is nothing but a continuation of political intercourse with an admixture of other means.
ATTRIBUTION: KARL VON CLAUSEWITZ, On War, trans. O. J. Matthijs Jolles, book 8, chapter 6, p. 596 (1943). Originally published in 1833.