War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated General, Two Other Anti-interventionist Tracts, and Photographs from The Horror of it
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 Itby 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - N_Lombardi_Jr - LibraryThing
A classic exposť of war profiteering written by the most decorated Marine of his time, Major General Smedley Butler. The author, through a highly qualified argument supported by facts, thoroughly ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kurt.Rocourt - LibraryThing
The only book on antiwar that matters. There are many and I mean many books about the horror and wastes of war. But not a single one of them tops this 79 page book by this Marine Corps Major General ... Read full review