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Fascist and Liberal Visions of WarFuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists$
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Azar Gat

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198207153

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Fascist and Liberal Visions of War
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Azar Gat

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0008

Basil Henry Liddell Hart is perhaps the most well-known strategic theorist of the twentieth century, however since his death, his ideas were subjected to scholarly criticism and his reputation suffered heavy blows. His theories were criticised as historically dubious, politically unrealistic, and strategically dangerous. He was also charged of being guilty of manipulating evidence and people to serve his personal interest and to enhance his reputation. This second part of the book examines Liddell Hart 's contribution to strategic theory. This second part of the book aims to overturn much of the criticisms hurtled against Liddell. In the following pages of the second part, are several strategic paradigm of an epoch served through the intellectual biography of Liddell Hart.

Keywords:   Liddell Hart, strategic theorist, strategic theory, strategic paradigm, twentieth century

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