Draft Everybody?

Britain could not bring herself to it until she had been at war for two years; but after eight weeks the U.S. was already talking of it: a universal draft (not selective)—the assignment, willy-nilly, of every able-bodied adult in the U.S. to any job, civilian or otherwise, where the Government thinks he may be of most use.

That would be total war indeed. The U.S. had not yet faced the full meaning of it—the denial to everybody of anybody's right to work at the occupation he chooses. But men were beginning to discuss it...

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