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Re: Drinking Age

JJM – I look forward to reading it. But your post gives me a good excuse to clarify one thing: I was not saying that the 21 drinking age is effective (one reason why I’m for lowering it is that I think it isn’t). In a sense what I find interesting is that it is effective at all in that it does affect behavior at a psychological or philosophical level. That’s what’s so surprising to me. 

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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