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War Is A Racket by Smedley Butler
War Is A Racket by Smedley Butler
4.0 out of 5 stars The Title Says It All, 17 Sep 2014
A heart-felt condemnation by a much-decorated (retired) general of the USA's WW1 (& after) military racketeering. Butler pulls no punches in contrasting the USA-Government's endowments to the rich against the sacrifice in blood & lives & life-savings of its poorer subjects. Whilst being respectful of the soldiers themselves & their backing population, he launches an attack against the meretricious system which controls & uses them. It's quite short, very readable, cogent, & sincere.

The matter is still relevant today (Sept-2014), since one contributory explanation of the USA-Government's continuous-&-continuing wars-&-aggressions is the need by their massive military-system to… Read more
The Quantum Age: How the Physics of the Very Small&hellip by Brian Clegg
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Read, 17 Sep 2014
Interesting, clearly-written, well-explained overview of the huge changes that quantum-mechanical effects have made to our world. Appears to be pretty up-to-date (to about 2013/4). I like the way that Clegg always tries to be precise, shunning populist (but technically improper) allusions, never dumbing-down his language or explanations. However, no-doubt to make matters more intelligible, he sometimes avoids technicalities in the underlying theories, which personally I would prefer to be covered in a bit more depth. Overall, then, a good readable survey.
Eformart Convenient 2.4G Optical Cordless USB Wire&hellip by Eformart
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't Work, 17 Sep 2014
Unfortunately, when it arrived, it didn't work - the light didn't come-on. Probably just a bad contact, but not worth returning to the Far East.