World: What Will Spring Bring?

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If a chief of state could find a man on whose mind was imprinted, as if on animated microfilm, all the books by and about Clausewitz, Napoleon, Lee, Caesar, Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Sun Tzu of China and the rest of the great military theorists and practitioners, then the chief of state would be a fool to buy the books. Joseph Stalin has such a man in Boris Shaposhnikov.

To Russia's Chief of State, Marshal Boris Shaposhnikov is officially Chief of Staff. But unofficially he is Joseph Stalin's walking reference room and...

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