War Is a Racket (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2010 - 120 pages
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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 why General Butler went against the corporate war machine and how he exposed a fascist coup d'etat plot against President Franklin Roosevelt. Widely appreciated and referenced by left- and right-wingers alike, this is an extraordinary argument against war - more relevant now than ever.

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Review: War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

User Review  - Ja - Goodreads

Meh. When I heard it was a classic I didn't realize it was just the General's speeches. He wasn't that great a writer. Not sure it has held up well over time. Read full review

Review: War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

User Review  - John - Goodreads

"It was only one life. What is one life in the affairs of the state." Mussolini- how he ran over a child with his car. WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most ... Read full review

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