In Praise of National Service

Alarming statistics are increasingly published suggesting that our nation is in danger of creating a military class in this country, if we have not already created one.

“The Iraq and Afghan campaigns represent the first protracted, large-scale conflicts since our Revolutionary War fought entirely by volunteers,” Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates said in a speech at Duke University in September, 2010. “Indeed…

--

--

--

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

How to End the Fed — Go Green Instead

Yang Gang Wisdom #1

Republican Party of Fear

Virtua Welcomes New Chairman to Board of Trustees

What Did We Learn From The Michigan Shooting?

Eastern Regional students walk out of midday classes to honor Parkland victims

America, the Good Nation

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Barry Dredze

Barry Dredze

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.

More from Medium

A Beautiful Night for Roller Derby

“Exploring ethno-religious identity formation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century…

An Unwelcome but Necessary Warning

Corner Crossing: How 1.6 Million Acres of Public Land is Inaccessible