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Ah The Life of the Mind

College remains the place to hone one’s appreciation of the finer things; reading Voltaire, knowledge for knowledge’s sake, drinking 6 beers in 10 seconds.

Update: Good citizenship requires me to add this postscript, from a reader:

Hello Mr. Goldberg,

At first blush this video very amusing.  And, I don’t want to be

perceived as overly reacting to seemingly harmless fun.  But, this is

the type of activity that will get some one killed.  I work in a medical

ICU and every couple of years we have a college student on life support

because of rapid excessive drinking.  Of course, six beers won’t do it,

but generally this is a gauntlet to be taken up by a fellow student.

Sorry to be a spoilsport.


Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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