In Reply to: Military as a "Service" posted by Heather Warner on October 23, 2000 at 14:26:55:
I think that the Military Service question wasn't one of whether or not the Military performed a service, but whether they were part of a feudalistic society (creating a surplus). We were having difficulty determining the difference between providing a service and producing a surplus. I think that we also confused a hieriarchal society with a feudalistic one, although heiriarchy is more connected with a capitalist society. I guess what i'm getting at is that I, too, place the military in a service catagory.
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