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Published on: January 16, 2014
A Case For Universal Service
Why America Needs the Draft

American democracy suffers when we place the responsibility for defense on an increasingly narrow segment of the population. We need a more republican country, and a more democratic military.

Kathleen Frydl is author of The GI Bill (2009), winner of the 2010 Louis Brownlow Book Award, and Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (2013).
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