War Is A Racket

War Is A Racket

The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated General

Book - 2003
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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.

Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Feral House ; London : Turnaround, 2003
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780922915866
0922915865
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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