Instead, given that I've been thinking about the history of alcohol policy a lot lately, I thought I'd post an academc piece I wrote on a quiet afternoon at work 3 years ago, and so far haven't found a home for. It's a bit short to be a proper social policy academic article, but I haven't had the time or inclination to work it up into something more significant. If anyone has any comments or thoughts, I'd love to hear them.
“They’re buggering off with the bloody port-wine!” Binge drinking as a 21st-century phenomenon
Here are some fun sections from The Pub and the People - I assume I'm not in breach of copyright by posting them, but let me know if so. Do go and buy the book - it's not expensive and it's entertaining and informative: http://www.faber.co.uk/catalog/the-pub-and-the-people/9780571250950