Job For Christopher Hitchens

Tim Blair may also be interested in applying to write a column for this excellent new publication:

In a market which already boasts a myriad of titles catering for minority interests, the Modern Drunkard has found a surprising niche. The motto of its 38-year-old editor, Frank Rich, is taken from the writer, Charles Bukowski: “When you were drunk, the world was still out there, but at least it didn’t have you by the throat.”

This is the consoling message that Mr Rich has decided to send from editorial offices, complete with bar, in downtown Denver, Colorado. Each month, readers can browse through a range of drink-related news stories, witty, intelligent reflections on the creative benefits of alcoholic excess, and uplifting celebrations of the lives of great drunks.

“A lot of the time, it is alcohol which helps us to function in difficult circumstances. Look at Churchill. He was more or less drinking all the way through the Second World War. If you took any list of the greatest politicians, writers and artists that the world has produced, you’d find it dominated by functioning alcoholics.”

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