War Is a Racket (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Sep 1, 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  - C. Scott - Goodreads

An important message that must be heard. It's a little sad that in our culture it seems only a two-time winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor can say something like this and be taken seriously ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Seth Kramer - Goodreads

Good points with regard to military profiteering, and the lack of skin in the game from the "decider" class, but considering these sentiments in light of what we learned in the aftermath of WWII it's ... Read full review

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