What do [the advocates of “national service”] really want: improvement in the lives of people or service to “the nation,” which always translates into service to the state? If it’s the latter, they should remind themselves that earlier attempts to institutionalize that notion of duty weren’t pretty.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The idea of "national service" never goes away. It just stands in the wings waiting to reappear. Well, it's back, and here is my take.