War is a Racket

War is a Racket

Author: Smedley Butler

Publisher: Jovian Press

Published: 2018-01-19

Total Pages: 23

ISBN-13: 1537820796

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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 (including war profiteering) from warfare. He had been appointed commanding officer of the Gendarmerie during the United States occupation of Haiti, which lasted from 1915 to 1934.


War Is A Racket

War Is A Racket

Author: Smedley D. Butler

Publisher:

Published: 2018-05-07

Total Pages: 42

ISBN-13: 9781939438584

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"War is a Racket" is marine general, Smedley Butler's classic treatise on why wars are conducted, who profits from them, and who pays the price. Few people are as qualified as General Butler to advance the argument encapsulated in his book's sensational title. When "War is a Racket" was first published in 1935, Butler was the most decorated American soldier of his time. He had lead several successful military operations in the Caribbean and in Central America, as well as in Europe during the First World War. Despite his success and his heroic status, however, Butler came away from these experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare.


The Racket

The Racket

Author: Matt Kennard

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

Published: 2016-04-15

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1780329903

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'Kennard reports with devastating precision.' Naomi Klein While working at the Financial Times, investigative journalist Matt Kennard uncovered a scam - a deception and rip-off of immense proportions. From slanging matches with Henry Kissinger to afternoon coffees with the man who captured Che Guevara, Kennard’s unbridled access over four years to the crème de la crème of the global elite left him with only one conclusion: the world as we know it is run by a squad of cigar-smoking men with big guns, big cash and a reach much too close to home. But, through encounters with high-profile opponents of the racket, such as Thom Yorke, Damon Albarn, Gael García Bernal and others, Kennard shows that human decency remains. Now it’s time for the world’s citizens to also uncover the racket.


Maverick Marine

Maverick Marine

Author: Hans Schmidt

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Published: 2014-04-23

Total Pages: 320

ISBN-13: 0813146259

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Smedley Butler's life and career epitomize the contradictory nature of American military policy through the first part of this century. Butler won renown as a Marine battlefield hero, campaigning in most of America's foreign military expeditions from 1898 to the late 1920s. He became the leading national advocate for paramilitary police reform. Upon his retirement, however, he renounced war and imperialism and devoted his energy and prestige to various dissident and leftist political causes.


Old Gimlet Eye: The Adventures of Smedley D. Butler

Old Gimlet Eye: The Adventures of Smedley D. Butler

Author: Lowell Thomas

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2018-04-06

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 1387725025

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Old Gimlet Eye is the autobiography of early U.S. Marine Corp legend Smedley Butler who, at the time of his death in 1940, was the most decorated Marine in U.S. history. Butler joined the Corps at age 16 and took part in critical military actions in Cuba, the Philippines, China, Central America, Mexico and France. A veteran of both the Spanish-American War and World War I, ButlerÕs candid narrative (assisted in the writing by author Lowell Thomas) offers unique insight into the early history of the Marine Corps, making Old Gimlet Eye essential reading for military scientists and fans of military biographies.


Smedley D. Butler, USMC

Smedley D. Butler, USMC

Author: Mark Strecker

Publisher: McFarland

Published: 2014-01-10

Total Pages: 211

ISBN-13: 0786484772

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The practice of big business promoting war to profit materially was firmly in place by the time Major General Smedley D. Butler wrote about it in his anti-corporate pamphlets. This historical biography explores the life of Butler, a little-known American Marine who exposed an alleged fascist coup to remove President Franklin D. Roosevelt from office. This text is an exploration of the political issues of the first half of the twentieth century and an examination of a complicated, valiant man who shifted from Republican ideals to anti-corporate, left-wing populism.


The Economics of War

The Economics of War

Author: Imad A. Moosa

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Published: 2019-12-27

Total Pages: 240

ISBN-13: 1788978528

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Bad things occur and persist because of the presence of powerful beneficiaries. In this provocative and illuminating book, Imad Moosa illustrates the economic motivations behind the last 100 years of international conflict, citing the numerous powerful individual and corporate war profiteers that benefit from war.


Understanding the War Industry

Understanding the War Industry

Author: Christian Sorensen

Publisher: SCB Distributors

Published: 2020-08-01

Total Pages: 395

ISBN-13: 1949762238

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"To an ever-increasing extent, the business of America is the business of war. But although Americans live in the shadow of a war economy, few understand the full extent of its power and influence. Thanks to Christian Sorenson's deeply researched book into the military-industrial complex that envelops our society, such ignorance can no longer be an excuse." - ANDREW COCKBURN, author of 'Kill Chain, The Rise of the High Tech Assassins.' “A devastating account of American militarism, brilliantly depicted, and exhaustively researched in an authoritative manner. Sorensen’s book is urgent, fascinating reading..." RICHARD FALK "“I’m adding Christian Sorensen’s new book, Understanding the War Industry , to the list of books I think will convince you to help abolish war and militaries.." DAVID SWANSON World Without War “This meticulously researched book lays out in painstaking detail exactly how our nation has been captured by a war industry that profits from endless conflict and pursues profit at all costs. It will shock you, infuriate you, and hopefully inspire you."MEDEA BENJAMIN, co-director, CODE PINK The War Industry infests the American economy like a cancer, sapping its strength and distorting its creativity while devouring its treasure. Stunning in the depth of its research, Understanding the War Industry documents how the war industry commands the other two sides of the military-industrial-congressional triangle. It lays bare the multiple levers enabling the vast and proliferating war industry to wield undue influence, exploiting financial and legal structures, while co-opting Congress, academia and the media. Spiked with insights into how corporate boardrooms view the troops, overseas bases, and warzones, it assiduously delineates how corporations reap enormous profits by providing a myriad of goods and services devoted to making war, which must be rationalized and used if the game is to go on: advanced weaponry, drones and nukes; invasive information technology; space-based weapons; and special operations—with contracts stuffed with ongoing and proliferating developmental, tertiary and maintenance products for all of it.


Bringing the State Back In

Bringing the State Back In

Author: Social Science Research Council (U.S.). Committee on States and Social Structures

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1985-09-13

Total Pages: 406

ISBN-13: 9780521313131

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Papers from a conference held at Mount Kisco, N.Y., Feb. 1982, sponsored by the Committee on States and Social Structures, the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies, and the Joint Committee on Western European Studies of the Social Science Research Council. Includes bibliographies and index.