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War Is a Racket

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In "War Is a Racket," Smedley Butler provides a powerful and eye-opening analysis of the true motivations behind war. As a highly decorated Marine Corps officer, Butler speaks from firsthand experience about the ways in which war is used as a tool for profit and power by a small group of elites. He reveals how military interventions are often driven by corporate interests and argues that the working class pays the price through death and suffering.

Butler's writing is concise and impactful, delivering a stark reminder of the grim realities of war. His call to action for Americans to resist the propaganda of war-mongers and demand accountability from their leaders is as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1935. "War Is a Racket" is a vital read for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of war and the role of the military-industrial complex in shaping global politics.

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Marine Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it.” - Summary by John Greenman and

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