“Drunk people don’t protest:” Moldova, Ontario, and booze as state control

Reading a TIME article on Moldova’s drinking problem, this quote jumps out, from about the ¾ mark:  This perception also exists in Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, where corruption and political instability are rife. “It’s a way of keeping the population passive,” says Ivan Lungu, a 38-year-old recovering alcoholic, who quit drinking a couple of years […]