Raspberry’s Flawless Volunteering

Looking through the extremely useful google news archive, I came across this 1997 article by the excellently named Washington Post columnist William Raspberry. The article discusses the push by the Clinton administration to encourage a volunteering drive, concluding with:

In short – though it may be bad journalistic form to say such a thing – I see nothing but good coming from this extraordinary undertaking

That certainly is bad journalistic form but nevertheless it is always interesting to compare and contrast previous volunteer initiatives, and their reception by the public, with contemporary ones. The article can be found here.

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