War Is a Racket

Smedley Butler (1881 - 1940)

Army Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler's expose of American Corporate Imperialism. Butler said, “I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it.” - Summary by John Greenman and https://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/major-general-smedley-butler

Genre(s): War & Military, Business & Economics, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1: War Is A Racket John Greenman
00:12:39
Play 02 Chapter 2: Who Makes The Profits? John Greenman
00:18:12
Play 03 Chapter 3: Who Pays The Bills? John Greenman
00:13:03
Play 04 Chapter 4: How To Smash This Racket! John Greenman
00:09:41
Play 05 Chapter 5: To Hell With War! John Greenman
00:06:45