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    • War Is a Racket

    • By: Major General Smedley D. Butler USMC Retired
    • Narrated by: Jack Eddelman
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sadly some things don't change.

    • By Peter on 06-17-11

    Regular price: $6.30

    • War Is a Racket: Original Edition

    • By: Smedley D. Butler
    • Narrated by: William Dougan
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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. Despite his success and his heroic status, Butler came away from his military experiences with a deeply troubled view of both the purpose and the results of warfare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic addition to audio library!

    • By deb on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $3.95