War is a Racket

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War is a Racket


  • 2013 (Creation)


43 pages ; 14 cm

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Author: Smedley Butler

"War is a Racket is the title of a speech and a booklet by former U.S. Marine Major General Smedley Darlington Butler, one of only 19 people to be twice award the Medal of Honor, in which Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests have commercially benefited from warfare. After he retired from the Marine Corps., Gen. Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930's giving his speech 'War is a Racket'. The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a small book with the same title published in 1935. Last Word Press is proud to reprint this anti-war book for a modern audience." - From back of cover

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