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Re-launching National Service

Will Self argues for the re-introduction of National Service as a way of invigorating British democracy.

"We're constantly being reminded that this is a democracy", writes Will Self "one, indeed, which we should take back control of".

But in the arena of national defence, he says, the role of the citizen "is relegated to that of a guilty bystander, his fate in the hands of the state's hirelings".

Will Self argues for the re-introduction of National Service to invigorate British democracy.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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