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A Call to National Service

“Where did you serve?”
If Gen. Stanley McChrystal has his way, some day that question won’t refer just to military service but to a new year of national service that will be a rite of passage for young Americans and a force to unite us across partisan, economic, racial, and geographic lines. Renewing our common identity as Americans is long overdue, but McChrystal’s national service plan first has to overcome one glaring problem: Americans.
McChrystal, best known as the general forced to resign his command in Iraq for mouthing off about Joe Biden in a Rolling Stone article ...


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