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War is a Racket by Smedley D. Butler
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it was amazing

Only a thinking soldier is ever truly a hero, and real heroes are what governments ruled by mislaid incentives despise the most.
What's surprising as one reads this is how World War II and even the paradigm shift of the Cold War and subsequent intervention policy seem only to have exacerbated the scale of the problem described in Butler's thesis rather than changing any fundamental feature of it.

Perhaps the broader tragedy is that such a short, cogent argument by one of the most decorated soldiers in history is not considered required reading.
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July 15, 2014 – Shelved

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