H.C. Engelbrecht (1895–1939) received his PhD at Columbia University, with a dissertation on Johann Gottlieb Fichte. While teaching at the University of Chicago, he wrote the bestseller Merchants of Death (1934) with F.C. Hanighen.
Ludwig von Mises: "The armament industry created militarism and imperialism, however, just as little as, say, the distilleries created alcoholism or publishing houses trashy literature. The supply of weapons did not call forth the demand, but rather the other way around." - Nation, State, and Economy