War Is a Racket (the Profit That Fuels Warfare): The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier




      War Is a Racket (the Profit That Fuels Warfare): The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier
War Is a Racket is written by the most decorated American soldier in U.S history, Major General Smedley D Butler Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially start and benefit from warfare After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen Butler made a nationwide tour giving his speech War is a Racket The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as this small book with the same title which helped popularize his message Lowell Thomas praised Butler s moral as well as physical courage in telling the truth about war profiteering This message has never been relevant, as we see the war racket in full swing in recent history like never before in endless perpetual wars, i.e Iraq and Afghanistan. New Download [ War Is a Racket (the Profit That Fuels Warfare): The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier ] Author [ Smedley D. Butler ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Smedley Darlington Butler was a Major General in the U.S Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S military adventurism, and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S history During his 34 year career he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, Central America, the Caribbean during the Banana Wars, and France in World War I.After he retired he became a well known and outspoken critic of the US military industrial complex and, and a popular anti war speaker His most well known work is his 1935 book War is a Racket , in which he described war as a money making enterprise.

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10 thoughts on “ War Is a Racket (the Profit That Fuels Warfare): The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

  1. James says:

    A scathing condemnation of the corporate military complex by a quirky retired general who was one of the biggest legends and role models in the U.S Marine Corps Smedley Butler, nicknamed Old Gimlet Eye, had a tattoo of the USMC emblem that covered his chest and was the only Marine officer to win the Medal of Honor twice, America s highest decoration for both effectiveness and outrageous courage in combat a high percentage of Medals of Honor must be awarded posthumously you can t do somethi A scathing condemnation of the corporate military complex by a quirky retired general who was one of the biggest legends and role models in the U.S Marine Corps Smedley Butler, nicknamed Old Gimlet Eye, had a tattoo of the USMC emblem that covered his chest and was the only Marine officer to win the Medal of Honor twice, America s highest decoration for both effectiveness and outrageous courage in combat a high percentage of Medals of Honor must be awarded posthumously you can t do something that will win this medal and have any realistic expectation of living through it even once However, after retiring, he came to the conclusion that much of the fighting he had done had ultimately served the interests not of the American people or the people of the countries where he fought, but those of big businesses such as the United Fruit Company He refers to it as a racket in the sense that the corporate world that pulls the strings of the U.S government use...

  2. Chris Dietzel says:

    This falls under the category of Must Read Butler s argument is that the wealthy elite benefit financially from war while everyone else suffers, either through fighting in the wars or else from paying for the war that the rich get richer from Part of what makes the book so powerful is Butler s history he fought in WWI and was the most decorated soldier of his lifetime when he wrote this For me, that gives him credibility that can never be matched by a politician who probably never fought This falls under the category of Must Read Butler s argument is that the wealthy elite benefit financially from war while everyon...

  3. Vannessa Anderson says:

    War Is A Racket is an in your face expos about the lies politicians tell American taxpayers to justify their bloodthirsty and psychopathic lust for war.Impressive quotes I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism Front cover.I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914 I helped make Haiti and Cub I War Is A Racket is an in your face expos about the lies politicians tell American taxpayers to justify their bloodthirsty and psychopathic lust for war.Impressive quotes I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers In short, I was a racketeer f...

  4. Feliks says:

    It s an extremely swift read Strongly felt, and strongly worded, written by a simple, straightforward, outraged American Justifiably outraged In a nutshell the unholy trio of big business, lobby driven government, and military has only one result vile war profiteering The awarding of military contracts underpins capitalism and has us locked in a vicious cycle which still goes on today Halliburton, KBR, etc.Butler makes a great point after the Civil War but before the age o It s an extremely swift read Strongly felt, and strongly worded, written by a simple, straightforward, outraged American Justifiably outraged In a nutshell the unholy trio of big business, lobby driven government, and military has only one result vile war profiteering The awarding of military contracts underpins capitalism and has us locked in a vicious cycle which still goes on today Halliburton, KBR, etc.Butler makes a great point after the Civi...

  5. Jeremy Smith says:

    Is War a Racket For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket I have been told This was the war to make America safe from Terrorism No mentioned to us , as we marched away, that our going and our dying would mean huge war profits.As a soldier I have to agree with almost everything that Gen Smedley Butler, a two time Medal of Honor winner has to say in this book He wrote this book over 70 years ago, frustrated at how the U Is War a Racket For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket I have been told This was the war to make America safe from Terrorism No mentioned to us , as we marched away, that our going and our dying would mean huge war profits.As a soldier I have to agree with almost everything that Gen Smedley Butler, a two time Medal of Honor winner has to say in this book He wrote this book over 70 years ago...

  6. Cwn_annwn_13 says:

    Written in the 1930 s by a highly decorated Marine Corps General this short book is an essay exposing the utter scam that every war that America has been involved in for at least the past 100 years has been Although it exposes the horrors and damage that war causes both in Butlers essay and with the inclusion of some gruesome photos War is a Racket is not some limp wristed pacifist liberal tripe What it is is an essay by a man who connected the dots and realized after many years that he in his Written in the 1930 s by a highly decorated Marine Corps General this short book is an essay exposing the utter scam that every war that America has been involved in for at least the past 100 years has been Although it exposes the horrors and damage that war causes both in Butlers essay and with the inclusion of some gruesome photos War is a Racket is not some limp wristed pacifist liberal tripe What it is is an essay by a man who connected the dots and realized after many years that he in his military sevice was nothing but a high class muscle man for big business, for wall street and the bankers He exposes how these wars are ferminted, who is behind them and who profits from them He also talks about his own isolationalist political ideas that I can agree with most of his points on There is also a introduction writt...

  7. Mark Mortensen says:

    With such an eye catching title and knowledge of the author I had to check out his controversial views He had a following, while others considered him to be a loaded firecracker.Smedley Darlington Butler the son of a U.S Congressman grew up in Pennsylvania with Quaker roots He voluntarily chose a career in the Marine Corps quickly rising through the ranks making his mark in history Major General Butler USMC the recipient of two Medals of Honor did not retire quietly One should s With such an eye catching title and knowledge of the author I had to check out his controversial views He had a following, while others considered him to be a loaded firecracker.Smedley Darlington Butler the son of a U.S Congressman grew up in Pennsylvania with Quaker roots He voluntarily chose a career in the Marine Corps quickly rising through the ranks making his mark in history Major General Butler USMC the recipient of two Medals of Honor did not retire quietly One should separate his military service from his active retirement.Upon retirement in the 1930 s with po...

  8. Edward Rathke says:

    Such a simple and powerful and obvious statement.What s interesting about Smedley is that he s not against war in a general sense He s against the kind of war that had become common in the early 20th century which is the model for all wars now To put it a different way he was not against war, but he was against imperialism.Smedley dissects WWI in quick and simple ways that are sort of a cost benefit analysis Who benefits from war Who pays the burdens of war Smedle Such a simple and powerful and obvious statement.What s interesting about Smedley is that he s not against war in a general sense He s against the kind of war that had become common in the early 20th century which is the model for all wars now To put it a different way he was not against war, but he was against imperialism.Smedley dissects WWI in quick and simple ways that are sort of a cost benefit analysis Who benefits from war Who pays the burdens of war Smedley answers these two questions, but also tells you how much the profiteers profited and how much the soldiers paid for the privile...

  9. Christopher says:

    I have to admit, all of the hype I d encountered before finally getting to this book led me to believe that this would be an articulate and impassioned voice of right over might from the pen of one the USMC s mightiest warriors However, Smedley seems to reduce the cost of war primarily to its economic terms and goes into the figures of how much companies make during war time and preparation for war time Smedley died before WWII and all of the statistics and numbers he gives in this I have to admit, all of the hype I d encoun...

  10. Gerry says:

    Smedley D Butler, Maj.Gen USMC Retired Deceased was twice awarded the CMOH His actions taken during the First World War were unquestionably brave, and this makes for a mild understatement to the truth I ve seen this sort of thing however over the course of my own life and military experience In reflection of the horrors of war the person of notoriety takes a different stance and has a change of heart, is this something that came with age or his Quaker background I cannot say for certa Smedley D Butler, Maj.Gen USMC Retired Deceased was twice awarded the CMOH His actions ta...

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