In Vino Veritas: Chesterton Proposes a Toast

By |2020-12-14T17:02:52-06:00May 17th, 2014|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, G.K. Chesterton, Government, Joseph Pearce|Tags: |

Considering that both of G.K. Chesterton’s visits to the United States were during the period of Prohibition, it is not surprising that the Chestertonian perspective was brought to bear on the subject. As early as 1921, during his first visit to the United States, Chesterton had been horrified by the rise of Federal and [...]

The Joy of Drinking: Prohibition, Legislating Morality, and Celebrating Repeal Day

By |2014-02-14T22:59:29-06:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: 21st Amendment, Books|Tags: , |

Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of the Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. [...]

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