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Drugs + the Government = April's S.A.S.S. Meeting

Each month, the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies brings you three short lectures on a different historical topic. It's like history class but with lots of drink specials and much prettier powerpoints. 

This month's all about the government's long and tumultuous history with illicit substances, and it promises to be quite the evening. You'll get glimpses into "the history of marijuana in the States, the era of prohibition, and...

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Beer street and gin lane blog
Course Preview

Course Preview: Gin

This is a tiny course preview for Gin, which starts next Tuesday. Gin can get a bad rap sometimes, and it's my self-selected job to bring it back to the masses. Fun fact: My relatives went to jail for distilling during Prohibition, can you think of a better instructor?

Once upon a time the Dutch started distilling alcohol. Thing is, though, they weren't very good at it. Faced with the prospect of having to drink something that was alcoholic...

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