Open Thread

Drink Up, America

Join Slate’s open thread for the week of December 5.

On this day in 1933, enough states had ratified the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for it to become U.S. law. This repealed the 18th Amendment, which had prohibited alcohol in the U.S. In addition to people deciding that they liked to drink, public opinion was also moved by the impossibility of enforcing a ban on a substance that, while dangerous and bad for people’s health, was incredibly deeply culturally ingrained and easy to produce.

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