Major General Smedley D. Butler was a military hero of the first rank, the winner of two Medals of Honour, a true "fighting Marine" whose courage and patriotism could not be doubted. Yet he came to believe that the wars in which he and his men had fought and bled and died were all pre-planned conflicts, designed not so much to defend America as to bloat the balance sheets of US banks and corporations. General Smedley Butler’s frank book, "War Is A Racket," shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. General Butler's argument against war are still relevant now more than ever. This is a 60 minute reading of his important revelation.