‘Prohibition’ and Now

I’m stating the obvious here, but I’m interested to read what people might write about this: If you watched Ken Burns’ latest American history film this week on PBS, you probably noticed familiar themes from the Prohibition era: religious extremism, wealth concentrated at the top, organized crime violence (like Mexico today), intolerance of  non-Protestants and immigrants, financial recklessness, widespread poverty—and finally a push-back by citizens and voters seeking economic justice and more personal freedom.