Coalition of the Swilling
Author Daniel Okrent discusses America's failed experiment with Prohibition.
Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at 10:38 AM
Okrent has worn many hats in his career—veteran magazine editor, author, New York Times public editor,and founder of Rotisserie League Baseball. Okrent made several appearances in Ken Burns's Baseball documentary and will appear in Burns' upcoming documentary on Prohibition. Last Call tells the story of how a nation with a history of heavy drinking enacted a ban on the sale of alcohol that lasted nearly 13 years.
Daniel Gross is the Moneybox columnist for Slate and the business columnist for Newsweek. You can e-mail him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter. His latest book, Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation, has just been published in paperback.