The Liberty of Addiction

Praise for celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who recently testified under oath that she had not “a drug problem” but “a life problem”:

I am glad that she stuck to her guns, for to have admitted that she had ‘a drug problem’ would have been to imply that the problem was with the drug rather than with the person taking it (or them). And this would have been to get everything exactly the wrong way round. It is not the drug that takes the person but the person that takes the drug. Therefore Nigella Lawson was being absolutely honest…

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