"War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler Book Review by Top Papers

"War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler
A review of the book "War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler.
# 139007 | 1,250 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , History (General) , Military (Military History)


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The paper analyzes the two major points of war defining the profiteering and the horrific reality of war in "War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler. The paper discusses how during the early part of the 20th century, Butler saw a growing military industrial complex that was constantly gearing up for war, going against the sovereign dictates of the American Constitution that sought only to use the military as a defensive institution.

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"War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 23, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/war-is-a-racket-by-smedley-butler-139007/

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""War is a Racket" by Smedley Butler" 01 December 2008. Web. 23 February. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/war-is-a-racket-by-smedley-butler-139007/>

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