Does Prohibition Prohibit?

June 1930
America;6/21/1930, Vol. 43 Issue 11, p246
The author reflects on the Prohibition Act of 1919. He says that George W. Wickersham, chairman of the Prohibition commission, made it known that his job was to enforce Prohibition whether or not he agreed that it was best for American society. According to the author, the Volstead Act, together with the Eighteenth Amendment, allowed home-based production of alcohol that gave children easier access to liquor. He believes that as long as the effects of Prohibition stay the same, it is a delusion and a fraud.


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