There is no moderate drinker who is not going on to the next stage of his journey, or who not turning back....He is coming back toward the norm of sobriety , or he is going on toward drunkenness.
-from "The Moderate Drinker"
Be not misled! Drink and Be Sober isn't a command, or a guidebook to moderation, but a fascinating document of the post-World War I temperance movement and an impassioned call for the abolishment of alcohol. Published in 1916, its outbursts encompass:
· What Alcohol Does to the Man
· Why Some Drinkers Are Drunkards
· Crime, Drink-Storms, and Degeneration
· Drink and National Crises
With today's hindsight into the disaster of Prohibition, this is a startling and inadvertently entertaining screed against the nightmare of drink.
VANCE THOMPSON is also the author of Eat and Grow Thin and The Ego Book.