Prohibition

New York police on motorcycles wrap a demonstration in fog to prevent the demonstrators at the march-past in front of a building in which President Herbert Hoover is speaking in New York, 1930. (Photo by Imagno/Hulton Archive/Getty)

How the Anti-Saloon League, responsible for Prohibition, shaped modern racist policing

Prohibition created the perfect storm for the mass incarceration of ethnic minorities, who’d been driven into the contraband trade through inequality of economic opportunity, then zealously policed for being involved
Beer is dumped into the street by police officers on Sep 13, 1929 after police discovered a home-brewed in a home. (NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images)

What Prohibition teaches us about race relations in the U.S.

Prohibition propaganda leveraged anti-black racism, anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment with stories and images that painted various “others” as debauched, immoral and a threat to wholesome white families wrapped in the American flag
Customs And Border Patrol Keep Watch At U.S.-Canada Border

As Canada makes marijuana legal, the U.S. resorts to Prohibition-inspired tactics

Opinion: America’s own history reveals the depths of its reportedly old-fashioned approach to sharing a border with a nation where weed is legal
The party-pooper

Mumbai’s party-pooper

A crusading cop has brought prohibition to the city, to the dismay of its cosmopolitan residents
drugs

The ecstasy and the agony

If the government makes it impossible make pure MDMA, is it really surprising when dirty MDMA hits the market?
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Mitchel Raphael on politicians and drugs, plus the metalhead MP

A Tory’s take on the drug war, The MP who wears Pierre Berton’s bow ties, and Metalhead MP loves Ottawa
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Positively gleeful

A new book recalls Canadians’ happy embrace of Prohibition