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The New Deal and Prohibition

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December 28, 2010

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Prohibition and the New Deal are alike in their professed intention. Both assumed the guise of disinterested benevolence towards the body politic. We are judged incapable of setting up an adequate social defense against vicious rum-sellers and malefactors of great wealth, writes Albert Jay Nock (1870–1945).

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