Friday, July 30, 2010

Smedley Butler, US general and peace activist

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism." 1881 General Smedley Butler (d. June 21, 1940), peace activist best remembered for his book War is a Racket, one of the first works exposing the military-industrial complex.

Butler was a Major General in the US Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated marine in US history. He was twice awarded the Medal of Honor ...

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