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History of militarism and its involvement in current Republican politics
Edited on Sat Nov-26-05 04:08 PM by dennisnyc
This new topic is awaiting edits. It was started by Philip Shore.

This topic—ironically-- most professional researchers will not find is not discussed in the academic community. A few not so famous scientists, and one president Dwight D. Eisenhower mentioned it, in a speech.

Today-- more then ever-- before should research be done about it to stop the root causes of war.


"In the councils of government, we must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
unsought, by the military- industrial complex."

Eisenhower's Farewell Address to the Nation
January 17, 1961


Smedley Butler is important to remember when we think of the history of US militarism.

On War, by U.S General Smedley Butler (1933)

I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. 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.

I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it.

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