to the editor:

whatever media can do to "unmask alcoholism," as malachy mccourt does in his "alcoholism unmasked" column (march 4) is most welcome. but, hey, don't be anonymous in accusing "certain columnists in this paper" of saying it's a matter of willpower, a character defect, [something that shows the need for] responsible drinking lessons, and of being "pious" about it.