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Download War Is a Racket Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (522 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Major General Smedley D. Butler Narrator: Jack Eddelman Publisher: CoolBeat Audiobook Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerry George | 2/15/2014

    " Very important piece of read. For those who are ready to break the spell of propaganda. It is important to realise that nationalism is instilled in people with the sole motive of getting people to think alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Baumann | 2/14/2014

    " Money makes the world go round, the world go round. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting, but short and has few references. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Butler | 1/16/2014

    " One the most important books on US history and government. Short and sweet! Absolute must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimin Yoon | 12/18/2013

    " This book is more relevant than ever. Everyone should read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Gambetta | 12/17/2013

    " A very short must read, this man was way ahead of his time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bloblo | 12/10/2013

    " read this classic tract online in its entirety. Butler has a Marine base named after him at Okinawa, Japan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt Rocourt | 12/4/2013

    " The only book on antiwar that matters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thundergnome | 11/17/2013

    " Quick read, written after WWI still applicable today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathaniel | 8/4/2013

    " This book should be a mandatory reading for every high-schooler and ROTC recruit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Wentworth | 2/5/2013

    " A wonderful book by A great American. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matteo | 1/25/2013

    " It's not often that a decorated Marine General speaks with such clarity and insight about the United States' foreign policy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 11/26/2012

    " ain't it though?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 11/16/2012

    " Short, fast, powerful read. Some of the thoughts and ideals are dated (which is to be expected)...but the general feeling and outlook is very relevant today. A great starting point for discussion (particularly on the topic of the amount US involvement in military operations outside of our borders). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/21/2012

    " Yes, Yes and Yes!! Tell it like it is you honorable gentleman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 8/18/2012

    " Insightful look into the profit motives of WWI by Marine Corps MajGen. Smedley Butler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 6/27/2012

    " A very concise summation on the potential for corruption in the use of the military, particularly when military policy is wedded to corporate interests. Butler's statements are very powerful, particularly becuase of his personal experience on the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Little | 6/9/2012

    " Decent book. The authors obvious passion for his cause kept me interested, even if his arguments were somewhat weak. A short read that provides a different perspective on America's participation in war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 melvinhiddenelder | 3/19/2012

    " Straight and narrow general with more medals than most gives a no nonsense essay on why war is run for profit. A quick read with short arguments, this book is a great start on a study of why we avoid foreign entanglements. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff | 4/3/2011

    " Cannot recommend this book highly enough. Will transform your view of the history of American power. A very, very important text by a fascinating guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter | 7/17/2010

    " A wonderful book by A great American. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 1/3/2010

    " You bet it is! But's is nice to hear from an insider that people have been duped into thinking categories such as "noble", "fight for freedom", and so on ad nauseum. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 11/23/2009

    " Nothing really new in this old book. Simply confirms the obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 11/19/2009

    " Plainly written, clearly spelling out what we still know is a problem even today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 6/30/2009

    " Insightful look into the profit motives of WWI by Marine Corps MajGen. Smedley Butler. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bloblo | 5/31/2009

    " read this classic tract online in its entirety. Butler has a Marine base named after him at Okinawa, Japan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/24/2009

    " Yes, Yes and Yes!! Tell it like it is you honorable gentleman. "

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