Aggregated Occupier #23: “War is a Racket,” Part 1, by Major General Smedley D. Butler | #S17

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #23, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (8/17):


On #S17, Follow the Money: All Roads Lead to Wall Street


War is a Racket,Part 1, by Major General Smedley D. Butler

Wikipedia notes:

War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.

After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen. Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his speech “War is a Racket.” The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a small book with the same title that was published in 1935 by Round Table Press, Inc., of New York.

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