Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Smedley D. Butler (18811940)
Let the officers and directors of our armament factories, our gun builders and munitions makers and shipbuilders all be conscriptedto get $30 a month, the same wage paid to the lads in the trenches . Give capital thirty days to think it over and you will learn by that time that there will be no war. That will stop the racketthat and nothing else.
SMEDLEY D. BUTLER, War Is a Racket, The Forum and Century, September 1934, p. 143.