History Counts Series on 1/01/08

Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
Air date: 
Tue, 01/01/2008 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
General Smedley Butler, Maverick Marine

Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler won two Congressional Medals of Honor for fighting in the U.S. foreign military interventions. Yet in the 1930's, General Butler became one of America's most outspoken anti-imperialists. Learn about the career of this remarkable soldier and the roots of U.S. imperialism as we talk to Professor Hans Schmidt, author of Maverick Marine, General Smedley Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History.


Download audio file

Audio by Topic: