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Webb, Sidney and Taylor, Robert (2007) Drink. New Statesman, 136 (4836). p. 62. ISSN 1364-7431

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"Ninety years ago this spring, the British army was being prepared for another military offensive against the Germans through the mud and barbed wire of the western front. Back home, however, a moral panic had erupted about the heavy drinking habits of the working class, which were said to imperil the war effort. The Fabian Sidney Webb argued in the New Statesman against any state prohibition of the demon drink to deal with the problem. Instead, he called for the nationalisation of the liquor trade." - Introductory paragraph of this abridgement.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Abridged by selection by Robert Taylor from the article of the same title originally published in the New Statesman on 14 April 1917 - see link.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > KD England and Wales
Date Deposited: 20 May 2013 16:05
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 11:35

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