prohibition 5-1-2013

A Thirst for Justice

A brief history of the speakeasy

“Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.” – Will Rogers Imagine a world bereft of your favorite watering hole and bartender. A bleak landscape where you couldn’t walk into your corner liquor store and pick up a bottle of scotch. This cruel joke was once a living nightmare called Prohibition, the social experiment that possessed American culture for more than a decade. Since then it has been glorified, vilified and held as a golden age of decadence and moral abandon in the face of the law. Although prohibition ended more than a better half of a ... Read the full story »