The myth of the voluntary military

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July 31, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Jeffrey A. Tucker  
Posted in Commentary

"Every society includes people who are willing to act as the coercive arm of the state, those who are willing to use violence and freely risk their lives as they administer the law. The state has no great trouble recruiting policemen and prison guards. Are there enough such people to amass a huge army of hundreds of thousands of people who are willing to risk their lives carrying out destructive foreign wars of dubious merit?" (07/29/11)

http://mises.org/daily/3975/The-Myth-of-the-Voluntary-Military  

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