Friday, December 22, 2006

Did the "Greatest Generation" suffer from Stockholm Syndrome?

Were more than 60 percent, of our WWII vets hostages? Andrew Stuttaford thinks so, writing that the draft amounts to "the state...kidnap(ping) its young people."

Update: Another conservative, revisionist take on WWII. Fred Barnes says D-Day was a "great miscalculation."

1 Comments:

Blogger Anthony Damiani said...

Just because it was performed on a wide scale, and in a good cause, with vast historical precedent does not, in itself, mean that conscription is morally justified. I'm deeply wary of a the assertion that the state has the right to force its citizens to fight, kill, die, obey. This seems a deeply illiberal notion.

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