The Prohibition Muddle

February 1926
New Republic;2/3/26, Vol. 45 Issue 583, p280
Comments on key controversies pertaining to the provisions and enactment of the federal prohibition law through the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Pros and cons to the provisions of the law; Political and administrative consequences of enforcing the law; Penalties and punishment for violators.


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