Links for 12/17/12

Conor Friedersdorf recaps the most important ideas from 2012.

From Chris Snowdon, previously unpublished remarks from Christopher Hitchens on “the prohibitionist mentality.”

The Pretentious Beer Glass Company is appropriately named. My favorite: This dual-chambered glass for visually striking blends.

If you missed Aquavit Week, here are six more aquavit cocktails to try.

Plain packs legislation enters its absurd phase: Calls for banning stickers.