The revered general who saved FDR from Wall Street takes a pounding as Josh undresses him in Part Two of his essay. Butler, like John F. Kennedy, John McCain, John Kerry and others who came to prominence via military heroism, turns out to be a paper tiger whose exploits were phony.
Did I say too much? Read and enjoy, report back. Nice work, Josh. I know how much work goes into these essays. Josh has a delightful habit of walking down a hallway, opening some doors, merely peeking through others. Possible future work from this source: demystifying Mao Zedung, Anthony Sutton.
Josh is doing what historians, if they had salt, would be doing: Researching and writing about … history.