Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Comedian and singer Ernest Hare expressing his thoughts on Prohibition; ca. 1920

What is that!?! A revolver for ants?!

What is that!?! A revolver for ants?!

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the introduction of alcohol prohibition and its subsequent enforcement in law was a hotly-debated issue. Prohibition supporters, called drys, presented it as a victory for public morals and health.

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