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General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever.

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General Butler's screed crosses all ideological boundaries.

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A new edition of this anti-war classic written by America's most decorated General.

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An extraordinary argument against war--more relevant now than ever, this is the anti-war classic by America's most decorated general. 40 photos.

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Introduction: How a military hero blew the whistle on corporate malfeasance / Adam Parfrey — War is a racket / Smedley D. Butler — Common sense neutrality / Smedley D. Butler — An amendment for peace / Smedley D. Butler-- The horror of it : camera records of war's gruesome glories.

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Lucy Little, April 22, 2008 (view all comments by Lucy Little)
The most amazing aspect of this book is the time that it was written, on the eve of the United States entering World War II. General Smedley Butler had a long, decorated military career by the time he wrote this. He reached the realization that the blood, lives and money lost by average "patriotic" citizens in war brought big profits to others. His message is clear and concise, but frighteningly rings true today. I highly recommend this book.
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hcroft, March 26, 2007 (view all comments by hcroft)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780922915866
Introduction:
Parfrey, Adam
Publisher:
Feral House
Introduction by:
Parfrey, Adam
Introduction:
Parfrey, Adam
Author:
Butler, Smedley D.
Author:
Parfrey, Adam
Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
War
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
War, Cost of.
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Defense industries
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-557
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.22x5.54x.23 in. .22 lbs.

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