By David Swanson
The U.S. Department of Justice says that alcohol plays a pivotal role in two-thirds of all cases of violence against an intimate (a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend), and blames alcohol for contributing to 100,000 sexual assaults against young people every year. That’s right, alcohol hurts more people than al Qaeda.
Of course, alcohol does not always lead every consumer of it to violence. Most people who drink alcohol don’t hurt anyone. But a large percentage of those