The United States of intoxication

A review of Susan Cheever

18th-century colonists drank beer with breakfast and continued throughout the day, with average consumption twice as high as today’s.


Dry country

If ever the phrase "unintended consequences" applied to a situation, it does to the epic story of the 18th Amend­ment and its undoing by the 21st.


Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics

As both a clinical psychiatrist and an Anglican priest-theologian at England’s Durham University, Christopher Cook has doubly impressive credentials for writing this book. And as both a Christian ethicist (retired) and a recovering alcoholic (from which there is no retirement), I was doubly eager to read it.