War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier by Smedley D. Butler

Jun 28th, 2015
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General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever. Originally printed in 1935, War Is a Racket is General Smedley Butler’s frank speech describing his role as a soldier as nothing more than serving as a puppet for big-business interests. In addition to photos from the notorious 1932 anti-war book The Horror of It by Frederick A. Barber, this book includes two never-before-published anti-interventionist essays by General Butler. The introduction discusses

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War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated SoldierbySmedley D. ButlerGeneral Smedley Butlers frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than

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