Wednesday, July 31, 2002

Interesting assertion regarding Prohibition:

Legal prohibition of alcohol, interestingly, may have had as much to do with patriotism as with religion. Families of German origin--such as Pabst, Miller, Schlitz, and Anheuser--controlled most of America's major breweries in the early 1900s. Then, in 1917, America declared war on Germany. It's more that coincidence that Congress passed the Volstead Act, the basis for Prohibition, just two years later.

Don't know if this assertion is at all accurate, but interesting nonetheless.

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