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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enlightening and informative read., 20 Jan 2013
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This review is from: The Art of Suppression: Pleasure, Panic and Prohibition since 1800 (Kindle Edition)
Chris Snowdon deftly explains the history of prohibition, and demonstrates how the unintended consequences of limiting personal freedoms are often much worse than the thing that is being prohibited. The ban on alcohol in the States in the 1920s led to more crime and more alcohol-related fatalities and injuries. The ban on the relatively harmless opium helped to proliferate the use of heroin. The ban on Ecstasy has led to ever more inventive, and perhaps more dangerous, designer drugs.
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