War Is A Racket

War Is A Racket

The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated General

Book - 2003
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Originally printed in 1953, War is a Racket was the interventionist speech of the most decorated soldier in American history, a man twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, who was to be made the facist American leader in a 1932 coup d'etat. Instead, he exposed the attempt with this impressive, plain-speaking speech, one that has proven to be as popular with both peaceniks and anti-interventionists as it is extremely rare. This new edition offers an introduction contextualising Butler's speech and its importance on both sides of the fence decades after.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Feral House ; London : Turnaround, 2003
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780922915866
Characteristics: 66 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm


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redban Feb 20, 2015

Brief and powerful.

Peeling away the propagandized-view of war (the political theatre), and realizing the motivations and incentives of those who push for war, and the massive profits these few elites reap.

Particularly illuminating is the fact that even a US Marine Corps major general was not privy to the extent and details of the profiteering mechanisms of banksters and speculators, those who take the cream of the profits as General Butler notes so astutely.


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