Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ayn Rand, yours truly, and the all-volunteer Army

Coincidentally, I was thinking recently about some politician's idea of drafting women when yesterday a friend sent me the article below. I was well aware of it years ago, but had not thought about the episode the article discusses for a long time. It is about Objectivism, Objectivists, Richard Nixon . . . and others. And how the draft was ended and our all-volunteer army was born.

The Persuasion of Nixon: How a handful of Ayn Rand's friends worked to end the military draft