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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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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User 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

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User 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

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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