Camille Paglia thinks we should lower the drinking age

From Time.  (Hat tip Instapundit, with lots of comments.) While I don’t quite agree with the sub-title—”The age-21 rule sets the U.S. apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other antisocial behavior”—that because other nations do it, we should, there is a logic to her ultimate position. The following quote is an example:

As a libertarian, I support the decriminalization of marijuana, but there are many problems with pot. From my observation, pot may be great for jazz musicians and Beat poets, but it saps energy and willpower and can produce physiological feminization in men. Also, it is difficult to measure the potency of plant-derived substances like pot. With brand-name beer or liquor, however, purchased doses have exactly the same strength and purity from one continent to another, with no fear of contamination by dangerous street additives like PCP.

 

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