- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other day it struck me that Clausewitz’s classic observation that war makes even easy tasks difficult also applies to being depressed.
I wonder if some of his other classic thoughts can be similarly applied to other aspects of life. None occur to me. Is there anything else, for example, besides war that is an extension of politics by other means?