Best defense war is still 'a racket' the united states of america is in a state of perpetual war, which requires perpetual war spending the reason for this is simple: money and power. [major general smedley butler served in the us marine corps from 1898-1931 during this time, he fought in several conflicts, including the boxer revolution and world war i, and earned two medals of honor. Brig gen smedley d butler, in his 1935 book war is a racket said: i spent 33 years in the marines, most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for wall street and. War is a racket is a book by maj general, smedley darlington butler, the most decorated marine in history, denouncing the military industrial complex.
War is a racket it always has been it is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious it is the only one international in scope. That war is a racket has been told us by many, but rarely by one of this stature though he died in 1940, the highly decorated general butler (two esteemed medals of honor) deserves to be heralded for his timeless message, which rings true today more than ever. War is a racket - made by government afpak - just another example of war racketeering a little while back i already read a very informative article that sheds some light on the us military situation and the war racket that of course continues under the obama administration. Another step necessary in this fight to smash the war racket is the limited plebiscite to determine whether a war should be declared a plebiscite not of all the voters but merely of those who would be called upon to do the fighting and dying.
War is a racket (the profit that fuels warfare) is an extended text version of a famous speech by major general smedley d butler published by stellar books in 2013 general butler was a colorful and controversial character in his day. War for any other reason is simply a racket there isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to it has its finger men to point out enemies, its muscle men to destroy enemies, its brain men to plan war preparations, and a big boss super-nationalistic-capitalism. War is a racket by maj gen smedley d butler, read by jon gold home } uncategorized } war is a racket by maj gen smedley d butler, read by jon gold warisar , december 23, 2016.
War is a racket (the profit that fuels warfare) : the anti-war classic by americ see more like this sponsored war is a racket: the antiwar classic by america's most decorated soldier by b. War is a racket, originally printed in 1935 by the round table press, has been reprinted by both peaceniks and anti-interventionist right-wingers throughout the century and is also available in truncated form on a number of websites. Though he wrote the landmark book war is a racket in 1935, the highly decorated us general smedley butler (two esteemed medals of honor) deserves to be heralded for this timeless message, which rings true today more than ever below is an engaging two-page summary.
Smedley butler on interventionism-- excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by major general smedley butler, usmc war is just a racket a racket is best described, i believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. War is a racket is his concrete summation of how we make war, why we make war, and who profits and pays the price included in this book is his amendment for peace, which details three things we should a this book was a suggestion from a friend.
War is a racket (the profit that fuels warfare): the anti-war classic by america see more like this war is a racket with the war prayer and the complaint of peace (paperback or so brand new. In fact, this brief book, includes several essays, including an introductory piece by adam parfrey, war is a racket, two essays dealing with the first and second world wars and arguing for isolationism, and a series of gruesome photos of war time tragedies from the antiwar book the horror of it war is a racket offers some interesting insights. War is a racket is a speech and a 1935 short book, by smedley d butler, a retired united states marine corps major general and two-time medal of honor recipient based on his career military experience, butler frankly discusses how business interests commercially benefit, such as war profiteering from warfare. Home essays war is a racket and mao zedong further made the theory summary, and clearly point out that the war in the history is only just and unjust.