The Reductive Seduction of Other People’s Problems
Courtney Martin

Personal Soapbox warning: The U.S. needs a mandatory civil service for a required two years after high school, as many other countries do. The 17–21 y.o. U.S. American is an un-channeled natural resource. I want us to create a national draft. We should organize this required national service such that there are myriad elective ways to serve, only one of which is militarily.

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