Recalling The Last Call

25 Apr

My recent conversation with Dan Okrent about his recent opus, The Last Call and more, is available for one and all over at Identitytheory.

Okrent offers these observations:

It’s not about prohibition—it’s about suffrage, the income tax movement. It’s about racism. It’s about xenophobia. It’s about religion, distribution of income… It was very hard for me to get my arms around it. Juggling a lot of balls at once to bring it together. And also it was kind of shocking to me that I found that people historically that I would consider to be good guys were for prohibition. And people I would consider bad guys were against it. That’s very destabilizing.

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