War Is a Racket

  • by Major General Smedley D. Butler USMC Retired
  • Narrated by Jack Eddelman
  • 1 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A report on how the greed of a privileged few, subsidized by public funding, creates substantial profits for themselves from mass human suffering.This was a speech given by General Butler during a nationwide tour in the early 1930's, but it applies even more today! Listen as he frankly discusses, from his experience as a career military officer, how business interests commercially benefit from warfare. He then suggests several practical solutions for reducing the pillage.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Applicable to our time. Simply amazing!

This book should be mandatory in every school. Everyone has to understand how war works and who makes the money.
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- Mohammed

New perspective

I was already aware of certain quotes by General Smedley Butler but it's even more enlightening to hear his full treatise.
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- Buster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-06-2010
  • Publisher: CoolBeat Audiobook Publishing