Ed Driscoll

IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE LEGAL COLLEGE DRINKER

Leonard Nimoy Jonah Goldberg discovers something that I never saw when I was in high school or college: kids under 21 who said that they don’t drink because it’s against the law!

Of course, the drinking age in New Jersey was raised from 17 to 21 during my senior year in high school, so it was very new, and we were young bucks who wanted to protest. And it was much closer to the ’60s and ’70s ethos of getting drunk and having a good time on the weekends. As Jonah writes (and he’s a few years younger than I am), “I associate college so much with social drinking; I have such an ingrained and generalized contempt for the 21 drinking age; and I