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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- War Is a Racket (the Profit That Fuels Warfare): The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier
- Smedley D. Butler
- 22 January 2018 Smedley D. Butler