Saturday, March 03, 2012


 Some time ago I watched the excellent documentary Prohibition. Some notes I took before I throw away the paper:
  • scofflaws (One who habitually violates the law or fails to answer court summonses.)
  • 15.000 agents (for the whole U.S.A.?)
  • Sheriffs can't kick down speakeasies because they wouldn't be re-elected
  • more money was spent on protecting game & fish
  • alcohol for religious purposes was still allowed, jewish congregations grew, sale of mass wine rose
  • "an affront to the whole history of mankind" - Winston Churchill
  • the KKK was dry

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