Lisa McGirr on National Prohibition and its consequences (review)

Kelefa Sannah, “Drunk with Power,” New Yorker, a detailed and favorable summary of Lisa McGirr’s book that criticizes her for supposedly underestimating  the alcohol problem and seems unconvinced by her argument about continuity between prohibition and the New Deal in building the penal state.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/12/21/drunk-with-power

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