Drinking Levels during Prohibition. We raise a glass to crushing the enduring myth that drinking went up during Prohibition. Boozing became difficult and alcoholism declined. This is a real buzzkill, friends, but we have to do it in the name of history. Let’s hope the hangover doesn’t last long.
About the Author: Professor Buzzkill
Professor Buzzkill sometimes goes by the alias Joseph Coohill, a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. In addition to his Oxford doctorate, Coohill has an MA in history from the University of Melbourne (where he was a big fan of Essendon Aussie Rules Football Club) and a BA from Humboldt State University in California (where he was the only non-stoner). He is the author of Ideas of the Liberal Party and Ireland: a Short History (4 editions), as well as many articles and internet pieces on history.