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Stories by David F. Musto

Alcohol in American History

National binges have alternated with enforced abstinence for 200 years, but there may be hope for moderation

April 1, 1996 — David F. Musto

Opium, Cocaine and Marijuana in American History

Over the past 200 years, Americans have twice accepted and then vehemently rejected drugs. Understanding these dramatic historical swings provides perspective on our current reaction to drug use...

July 1, 1991 — David F. Musto
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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”