Christopher Staysniak

Visiting Assistant Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross
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Buttigieg’s Call For Universal Public Service Would Mark a Big Departure From Historically Small Volunteer Programs

May 15, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg recently proposed massively expanding national service programs. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor told MSBNC journalist Rachel Maddow he thinks it should be “not legally obligatory, but certainly a social norm that anybody after they’re 18 spends a year in national service.” Buttigieg’s concept draws on...