A War by Other Means?

An important discussion and certainly implies that our efforts in the information environment and those that are undertaking efforts in the IE to undermine democratic values and cognitive security should be examined and understood as part of a larger strategy.


What if, just for the sake of argument, we were to reverse Clausewitz’s famous maxim? What if, say, we considered that war is not the continuation of politics by other means, but instead that politics is really the continuation of war? What would this say about war? Or politics? One of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century, Michel Foucault, speculated in just this way, simultaneously turning Clausewitz on his head and questioning the very nature of the relationship between war and peace. What does it mean, then, for war to be the default strategy?