Smedley Butler Quote

Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few - the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.


War is a Racket!: And Other Essential Reading (ed. The Forlorn Press, 2015)

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Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by...

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Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by...

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Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by...

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Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by...