73 years ago today , America’s first peacetime military draft was initiated when FDR signed the Burke-Wadsworth Act, fourteen months before U.S. entry into World War II. So we’ll features some songs about conscription, beginning the The Byrds’ “Draft Morning.”
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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