Drinking Up the Revolution: How to Smash Big Alcohol and Reclaim Working-Class Joy


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5.1 X 7.7 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

James Wilt (he/him) is a freelance journalist, PhD student, and the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk (Between the Lines Books, 2020). His writing has appeared in many publications including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Vice, Canadian Dimension, Briarpatch, The Narwhal, Passage, National Observer, CBC Calgary, Alberta Oil, Ricochet, and Rabble.


Drinking Up the Revolution offers both an incisive expose of the extensive harm perpetrated by a cynical globalised alcohol industry in its naked pursuit of profit, and a lower-risk, alternative way for the world to enjoy alcohol - or not. - Maurice Smithers, Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance in South Africa

Drinking Up the Revolution is not only persuasive in its calls for an end to the oligopoly of Big Alcohol, its manifesto envisions a set of compelling alternatives that could very well help break up alcohol's near-monopoly on culturally-sanctioned means of celebration and connection." - Rick Harp, host/producer, Media Indigena

You might feel a general anxiety about society's worsening relationship with alcohol, and Drinking Up the Revolution explains why. - Josiah Hughes, host of 155 and Globe Hell Warning podcasts

James Wilt fills a much needed gap in left thinking about alcohol. With care, passion, and rigour Wilt is able to not only map out the capitalist problems of big alcohol plaguing society but also present promising solutions, and an abolitionist hope of dreaming bigger. - Nashwa Lina Khan, organizer and host of Habibti Please

A fascinating and informative read. - Olivier van Beemen, author of Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed

"This is the most ambitious, provocative, groundbreaking critique of the modern beverage-alcohol industry I've ever read. regardless of your politics, if you're AT ALL interested in the business of booze, you owe it to yourself to read James Wilt's latest." -- Dave Infante, Vine Pair.