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Forbes Speaks Well of Moonshine: A Global History

Wayne Winegarden writes:

“Perhaps, the futility of the government’s efforts to regulate consumer choice is best illustrated by its constant failure to control what types of alcohol people are permitted to drink, or even whether they can drink alcohol at all. This penchant for government to exert control over our alcohol consumption is neither confined to the U.S., nor even a modern creation. As Kevin Kosar documents in his excellent book, Moonshine: A Global History, governments from Ancient China to Ancient Mesopotamia have been defining which types of alcoholic drinks are legal, and therefore acceptable for people to drink, and which types of alcoholic drinks are illegal, and therefore unacceptable for people to drink. Kosar’s book has much to offer to spirit enthusiasts….”