War is Just a Racket: Kyle Gann

2013, 9:26 min, color, sound

Writes Sanborn, "When I first heard Kyle Gann's War is Just a Racket, I did not respond to the spoken words or what seemed like a simplistic rant against capitalism. Boy, was I off-base. The text is from a Congressional deposition given by General Smedley Butler, twice honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor, and the first leader of the Marine Expeditionary Force. His perspective is not only unique—he was there—it is the kind of statement that is irrefutable. Only a true American hero can pull off the curtain of motivation and declare that 'war is just a racket.'"

Video: John Sanborn. Piano: Sarah Cahill.

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2013, 74 min, color, sound