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War is a Racket

War is a Racket By {author, [PDF] War is a Racket | by ↠ Smedley Butler [PDF] War is a Racket | by ↠ Smedley Butler - War is a Racket, War is a Racket In War Is A Racket Butler points to a variety of examples mostly from World War I where industrialists whose operations were subsidised by public funding were able to generate substantial profits e

  • Publisher‏:‎ Vantage Point University Press (September 29, 2010)
  • Publication date‏:‎ September 29, 2010
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 97 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage‏:‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 26 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN‏:‎ 1478349840
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

[PDF] War is a Racket | by ↠ Smedley Butler, War is a Racket, Smedley Butler, War is a Racket In War Is A Racket Butler points to a variety of examples mostly from World War I where industrialists whose operations were subsidised by public funding were able to generate substantial profits essentially from mass human suffering The work is divided into five chapters War is a racket Who makes the profits Who pays the bills How to smash this racket To hell with war

War is a Racket

[PDF] War is a Racket | by ↠ Smedley Butler [PDF] War is a Racket | by ↠ Smedley Butler - War is a Racket, War is a Racket In War Is A Racket Butler points to a variety of examples mostly from World War I where industrialists whose operations were subsidised by public funding were able to generate substantial profits e War is a Racket

  • [PDF] War is a Racket | by ↠ Smedley Butler
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  1. Periodically I buy copies of Smedley D Butler s WAR IS A RACKET and give them away I believe at least one copy of this fact infused missive should be in every American home and it should be required reading in every student s education by grade 10.The font size and the author s brevity in telling the liberating truth of the horrific and deadly game of WAR the unscrupulous, greedy and unpatriotic among us, for their personal financial gain, have conned us into playing at the expense of dumbed dow [...]


  2. If you don t know about Smedley Butler, the most decorated general of his day, you should read this and his biography He led troops in China, Cuba, S America, and WWI He reveals why we have gone to war in the past It seems like nothing has changed He probably saved our democracy The millionaires of his day did not want the New Deal and offered him money to raise an army to overthrow FDR Instead, he went public with the plot and testified before congress Why don t we learn about him in school


  3. Smedley Butler knew a thing or two about war In 1898, a little over a month before his seventeenth birthday, he lied about his age and enlisted in the U.S Marine Corps, which directly commissioned him a second lieutenant After completing training, he was sent to Cuba, arriving shortly after the end of the Spanish American War Upon returning home, he was promoted to first lieutenant and sent to the Philippines as part of the American garrison There, he led Marines in combat against Filipino rebel [...]


  4. This is a great book, brief, almost an essay as much as a book, by a great man The book is distinctly anti war The author is a career military man The book was written in 1935, just before the beginning of World War II I feel it is very important for every American to read and contemplate books like this at this time in our history.George Washington admonished us not to become entangled in foreign intrigues Somewhere along the way, about the time Theodore Roosevelt became president, we began to [...]


  5. Short book written by an American veteran of the first world war Unsurprisingly, he is totally against the motivations for sending people to war, especially these days when those who do all the jingoistic motivation for such adventures never put themselves in danger There is no doubt that war is a very profitable endeavour and it is worth stopping and thinking about why on earth we still feel so keen to put other people s family in danger I say this as someone whose family members have seen acti [...]


  6. War is A Racket was first published in 1935 The author, Smedley D Butler, a retired major general in the US Marine Corps, draws on his experience of warfare to compare and contrast the lot of the poor ordinary soldier whose role is to do and die and those with commercial interests who do very nicely from the supply of military hardware and essential supplies to sustain conflict He argues that if these were nationalised so that big profits could not be made by individuals and companies the threat [...]


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