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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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One of the best pamphlets ever written. Stay true to yourself. Rely on no man. Ever. Semper Fidelis General.......Semper Fi.Published 16 days ago by Booyah!
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. Read morePublished 22 days ago by C. Eash
Short, not particularly eloquent, but factual and credible, especially considering the source. It is not something people don't know about, but the apathy regarding it is profound.Published 1 month ago by Reshoun Coverson
Much better president than progressive Teddy, FDR and Truman.
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Eye-opening book for many veterans. It's all about the money. Governments including the United States to not care about sending it's young off to war for the Mighty Dollar. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zoni
This book is priceless and should MANDATORY reading for all high school students. We have put our nation into debt to provide to enrich a few and kill millions due to false... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jim Reinhart
Gen. Smedley got right to the nitty-gritty truth about the economics of getting rich supplying the military with its weaponry and gadgets, citing actual profits of many US... Read morePublished 2 months ago by AKKelly
A short book and easy read. Gen. Butler, a two- time Congressional Medal of Honor recipient speaks boldly about who benefits from war and those who pay the price. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris