Advance praise for The Coming Draft
“The Coming Draft is a passionate and devastating polemic that at once challenges the right’s definition of patriotic service and the left’s near abandonment of the subject. Outspoken and wryly furious, Philip Gold’s book will, with luck, bring reforms as numerous as the hackles it will raise.”
–Caleb Carr, bestselling author and historian
“In a country on the verge of perpetual war, it takes an ex-marine and political scholar to think about the consequences to both the nation and the military . . . setting the table for what is sure to become the great national debate of this and the next decade.”
–Ronald J. Glasser, M.D., author of 365 Days
“The Coming Draft examines two equally crazy ideas: that a democratic state has the right to tear its citizens from their homes and send them to war, and that those citizens have the right to refuse. The relationship between citizenship and service in our country is broken. Philip Gold has written a brilliant account of how this happened, what it means, and how we can fix it. Read this excellent book as a warning–its issues will matter again greatly and maybe sooner than we think.”
–Nathaniel Fick, author of One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
From the Hardcover edition.