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War is a Racket by Gen. Smedley D. Butler Published in Book Form, January 1935

In the autumn of 1933, General Smedley M. Butler, a Quaker, and at the time the most decorated Marine Corps officer in U.S. history, launched a lecture series, crossing the country speaking about the inherently unjust nature of warfare and the demands of U.S. capitalist class to profit from it. The lectures proved so popular…