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

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Feral House, 2003 - Political Science - 66 pages
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General Smedley Butler's frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever.

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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

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A short condemnation of war by a man who spent his life fighting wars. Smedley demonstrates the high public cost and resultant high business profits of war, giving many examples of US companies which ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Adam Parfrey was born in Los Angeles, California on April 12, 1957. He co-founded Amok Press with Kenneth Swezey in 1986. Parfrey was also the founder and publisher of Feral House Press. He was the author or editor of several books including It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, The Postwar Pulps; Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes; Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society; and Cult Rapture: Revelations of the Apocalyptic Mind. He was the co-editor of Exit magazine and appeared in and co-wrote Crispin Glover's controversial What Is It? Parfrey and his band, the Tards, recorded two CDs. He died on May 10, 2018 at the age of 61.

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