• I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    "War Is a Racket". Smedley Butler's speech in the U.S. (1933); later published as a book "War Is a Racket", 1935.
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