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War is a Racket: The Profit Motive Behind Warfare Paperback – April 13, 2010
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Here, General Butler explains the actual motivations for 'fighting for the USA' beyond the USA's borders and shores. The reader will learn how big business, hand-in-hand with government, is often the reason we get into wars outside our own country.
An extremely interesting book, complex yet clearly written, "War is a Racket" is relevant to today's situation and will help you understand how we choose our overseas fights and why we fight them.
-- JJ Timmins
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Must read for the misinformed & unaware citizens, who believe war is about liberations. This will open your eyes!!!Published 1 day ago by G.W
Great book! Short with great insight from an American hero.Published 9 days ago by Francois Elmaleh
So much this holds true today. Smedley Butler was a head of his time!Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great short read!!! Interesting that events that happened almost 100 years ago are still happening today!!! Insightful!!Published 17 days ago by Payton H.
Very thought provoking and revealing thoughts from a career soldier on just exactly how corrupt and ruthless the war machine truly is. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great book! Should be mandatory reading for all who enter the military or political fields. Too bad something written nearly 100 years go is still being unheeded. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Willie Davis
Just proves the wisdom of Santana,only the dead have seen the end of war,it's just too profitable,even Vietnam and Iraq made a lot of corporations rich and their CEOs even... Read morePublished 24 days ago by patrick bentzley
General Smedley Butler, two-time winner of the Medal of Honor, states in plain English that war is a racket, enriching the few and impoverishing the many. Read morePublished 27 days ago by olemikey
Nice short book that says it like it is. And things haven't changed at all since it was written. A refreshing read from a real hero.Published 2 months ago by C. B. Long