Prohibition

In Vino Veritas: Chesterton Proposes a Toast

By |2016-08-03T10:36:55-05:00May 17th, 2014|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, G.K. Chesterton, Government, Joseph Pearce|Tags: |

As early as 1921, during his first visit to the United States, Chesterton had been horrified by the rise of Federal and corporate power and the consequent destruction of small government and small business. In an interview with a Boston newspaper he alluded to the chasm between the ideals of the Founding Fathers and [...]

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

By |2014-02-14T22:59:29-05:00December 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. [...]