General Smedley Butler
[back] war racket

"A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many."

[1933] Smedley Butler on Interventionism Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

War Is A Racket By Major General Smedley Butler