A brewery in Scotland has created what it says is the world's strongest beer, and it has named it "The End of History," claiming that its product is to beer what Fukuyama's assertion re: liberal democracy marking the end point of history is to grandiose, unsupportable (and also misinterpreted) claims by disaffected neoconservatives. In addition to getting you very drunk very quickly, scientists claim that "The End of History" also creates in its consumers ambivalent thoughts about the efficacy of state-building.
Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.