Maybe everybody should feel a draft

Nobody has been forced into U.S. military service in almost a half century. So what about those persistent calls for everyone to step up and do work for us all?

There’s a history of public service in America. But should we draft people into it? (Photo: The Library of Congress on Visualhunt)

Every guy my age can still tell you what his draft lottery number was. Mine was 171, near the middle of the pool of the draft eligible. It was a lucky draw: Because the Vietnam war was winding down that year, the military got…

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