Prohibition (2011)

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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

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 Himself - Narrator (3 episodes, 2011)
Pete Hamill ...
 Himself - Writer (3 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Gilbert Murdock ...
 Herself - Historian (3 episodes, 2011)
Michael Lerner ...
 Himself - Historian (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Himself - Writer (3 episodes, 2011)
Noah Feldman ...
 Himself - Legal Scholar (3 episodes, 2011)
Jack Roche ...
 Himself - Resident of Chicago (3 episodes, 2011)
William Leuchtenburg ...
 Himself - Historian (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Reader / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Reader (3 episodes, 2011)
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John Paul Stevens ...
 Himself - Resident of Chicago (2 episodes, 2011)
Jonathan Eig ...
 Himself - Writer (2 episodes, 2011)
Margot Loines Wilkie ...
 Herself - Resident of Massachusetts (2 episodes, 2011)
Martin Marty ...
 Himself - Theologian (2 episodes, 2011)
Jack Clarke ...
 Himself - Resident of Chicago (2 episodes, 2011)
Ruth Proskauer Smith ...
 Herself - Resident of New York (2 episodes, 2011)
Edwin T. Hunt Jr. ...
 Himself - Resident of Seattle / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Joshua Zeitz ...
 Himself - Historian (2 episodes, 2011)
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Kevin Conway ...
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Throughout American history, heavy alcohol consumption has been a pervasive part of its national social character. However in the 1800s, a growing Temperance movement arose determined to oppose the destructive habit by any means necessary. This series tells the story of this crusade until it achieved its ultimate goal of passing the 18th Amendment of the US Constitution which imposed prohibition. After that victory, the series covers this social reform's disastrous unintended consequences that encouraged clandestine drinking and organized crime while undermining civil liberties and society's respect for the law in ways that still reverberate today. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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More Anti-American Propaganda to Burn
6 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Throughout American history, heavy alcohol consumption has been a pervasive part of its national social character. However in the 1800s, a growing Temperance movement arose determined to oppose the destructive habit by any means necessary. This series tells the story of this crusade until it achieved its ultimate goal of passing the 18th Amendment of the US Constitution which imposed prohibition. After that victory, the series covers this social reform's disastrous unintended consequences that encouraged clandestine drinking and organized crime while undermining civil liberties and society's respect for the law in ways that still reverberate today.

This series couldn't be more biased or more hateful if it tried.

It's basic premise is that Americans are a bunch of drunks when meanwhile Europeans drink far more than we do!

Take a trip to England and see whose stumbling out of the pubs pissing on the streets and barfing in the alleys before dusk! The French have the highest cirrhosis of liver on the planet and in Italy a 6 year old can buy a bottle of wine. In Eastern Europe, vodka is served 24/7. In Japan it's accepted for a successful businessman to wander the streets falling down drunk. But somehow, once again, Americans are the bad ones.

It's the worst pseudo documentary I have ever seen.

How does money get raised for this kind of propaganda?


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