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Opinion: The new prohibition

Sarah Longwell is the managing director of the American Beverage Institute, an association of restaurants.


WHILE this week marks the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, Americans may not realize that prohibitionists are alive and well today. Eight decades after the repeal of the 18th Amendment, activists are pursuing policies to make it more difficult for consumers to drink socially and urging governments to use every tool in their sheds to cut down on casual alcohol consumption.

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