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Why Americans Supported Prohibition 100 Years Ago (op-ed)

New York Times, 17 Jan. 2020.

Temperance crusaders weren’t crackpots. They were fighting the business of making money off addiction.

By Mark Lawrence Schrad

 Dr. Schrad (Villanova) is the author of a forthcoming book about the global history of prohibition.

Thank you to Scott Haine for the tip about this op-ed/

What happened to America’s anti-alcohol movement? (articles)

A tweet by Elizabeth Bruenig prompted Olga Khazan to write an article for the Atlantic (14 Jan. 2020), “America’s Favorite Poison: What Happened to the Anti-Alcohol Movement?”  In turn, it inspired Noah Rothman to write a critique, “The Temperance Movement Reborn” for Commentary (15 Jan. 2020).