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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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War Is a Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General by Smedley D Butler
War Is a Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General

hcroft, March 26, 2007

I first learned of Gen. Smedley Butler while a new lieutenant in the Marine Corps. With two Medals of Honor, his bravery must remain unquestioned. He explains in this work how he came to see that wars are started by the rich and powerful to enable them to use the sons of the lower classes to go out and steal the wealth and resources of other countries.

I looked at history, and by golly, he is right. Rome, Britain, Belgium (in the Congo), America's "Manifest Destiny over native Americans, annexing Hawaii and the Phillipines, and our post WW II efforts.

And now we have Iraq. Butler indirectly says we only need to follow the money!
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