Drunk On Politics

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To keep the ol’ grey matter upstairs as stimulated as one’s palate, here are an online piece for your alco-library:

Historian Douglas B. Palmer’s article, The Brewers’ Lament: Porter and Politics in Late Seventeenth-Century England, is a fondly stirring reminder that the relationship between politics and alcohol extends far beyond struggling to control its abuse and monitoring standards of production (and scooping a fair bit of tax off the top for good measure). Definitely worth a read for any historical booze bluffs.

And if that has your alco-political taste buds all a-tantalized, then keep an eye out for social historian, Sarah Mars’ forthcoming tome, The Politics of Addiction, due for release in October 2012.

Source (Palmer): Wiley
Direct pdf (Palmer): Wiley
Via (Palmer): ADHS
Source (Mars):  ADHS