This article was originally posted on TheDial.co but is no longer there. I’ve posted it here for posterity.
“Prohibition worked best when directed at its primary target: the working-class poor.”
“A rich family could have a cellar-full of liquor and get by, it seemed, but if a poor family had one bottle of home-brew, there would be trouble.”
“Although [Warren Harding, US President] voted for Prohibition as a senator, the whiskey aficionado hypocritically kept a fully stocked sidebar in the White House.”
These quotes could just as well be describing the injustice of current drug policy – rather than the failure of alcohol prohibition in North America.