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Prohibitionists Respond to Repeal: Bootlegging, Racketeering, and Kidnapping Will Go Up Now! You'll Come Crawling Back, Just Wait and See!

A flashback to 1933

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Seventy-nine years ago today, Utah, of all states, delivered the killing blow that brought the national prohibition of alcohol to an end. In honor of Repeal Day—and with an eye on what may be the early stages of an end to the war on marijuana—here's a flashback to December 1933, as prohibitionists watched their achievement crumble:

Schadenfreude reaches across time.

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