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September 1978

New World of Sobriety

He found a better way to take a geographic cure

AMERICA HAS always been the land of the geographic cure. Our country was built by discontented minorities fleeing people, places, and things. If, for instance, you were a drunk in New York in 1780, out of work, out of favor, what could you do? Simple--disappear to the west and start over.

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