The Progressive Imperialism of Smedley Butler

Gangsters of Capitalism: Smedley Butler, the Marines, and the Making and Breaking of America’s Empire, by Jonathan M. Katz, Macmillan, 432 pages, $29.99 The legend of Smedley Butler has sustained the American antiwar movement for nearly a century. A Marine commander who committed unspeakable atrocities in Washington’s “small wars” between the Spanish-American War and the […]