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Who Wants a Draft?

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 27, 2007 7:34PM

2007_11_draftposter.jpgIn the mood for a beer and debate about the war tonight? Considering some of our comment threads on politics, we thought so.

Globally Occupied Attention (GOAt) presents a discussion titled Could a Draft Cool Talk of the War? at Schubas tonight. The army is running thin on volunteers, even with clever ad campaigns and more recruitment incentives. Is it time for a draft? And if the draft is reinstated and politicians' children are at stake for fighting overseas, could that end the war?

Speakers include Lawrence J. Kolb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and Kori Schake, Bradley Professor of International Security Studies at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. We're told that most of the time will be set aside for audience participation, so come with (metaphoric) guns loaded. Rachel Bronson, the vice president of the Chicago Council on Global affairs, will moderate.

Tonight. 7 p.m. Schubas. 3159 N Southport Ave. $10.