From the August 1980 magazine.

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Traditionally "dry" Moslem countries are seeing a dramatic upsurge in the consumption of wines and spirits. And one cause is new affluence.

Middle-class businessmen and skilled workers are taking to the bottle not just because they enjoy it, but also as a "social compensation in the mistaken belief that such indulgence is a sign of modernization and culture, and that it changes...

-- The Journal Addiction Research Foundation