Monday, February 18, 2008

Service vs. slavery

The subject under consideration is, narrowly, the draft; more broadly, military service. But broadest of all is the question: Is there, can there be, any morally compelling, rationally structured, and militarily effective relationship between service and citizenship in the world and the age now upon us?

... [I]ssues of conscription and service, although currently atop nobody's list of concerns, will matter again greatly. And sooner than anyone thinks.

1 comment:

Kevin Craig said...

More info on the Draft here. Also see "Conscription: The 'Last of All Oppressions,'" chapter 10 in William Norman Grigg's excellent book, Liberty in Eclipse: The War on Terror and the Rise of the Homeland Security State, available here.