Friday, January 13, 2012

Last Call

Great Read!

I am now reading an excellent book--Last Call: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent.  It is the amazing story of how a coalition of racists, suffragettes, progressives and nativists came together to subvert the US Constitution with the passage of the 18th amendment.

FDR imbibing
It is no coincidence that the only American President to win four election terms was also the President who abolished Prohibition.  This Republican happily raises a glass to FDR!

But let's give Churchill the last word.  He called Prohibition, "an affront to the whole history of mankind."

Cheers from London!

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