In 1966 it took real courage to publicly tear up one’s draft card. Bruce Dancis was just 18 when he did and he served time in a federal prison for it. He could have just used his student deferment to stay out of the war, but instead took a principled stand to  serve others who didn’t have the luxury of that way out of the war in Vietnam. His new book is called: Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War, and it’s quite a slice of American history, one our mainstream textbooks may not yet cover. It’s a version of real patriotism not often considered today.

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