EDITORIAL: Anti-booze lobby not acting sober - The Nation, March 22, 2005
...The significance of the boards decision lies in the
fact that what started out as a healthy public debate on a valid
issue about how to mitigate harmful effects of alcohol consumption
has become manipulated and distorted by some who harbour hidden
...No one denies that Buddhist monks have a right to freedom of
expression like any other citizen of this country. Whats more,
they are expected to provide leadership on moral issues. But why
have they singled out the liquor industry for a public display of
moral indignation when there are other, probably greater evils that
have so far eluded their wrath, such as the countrys sex industry?...
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