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Why was the 18th amendment repealed?

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It hadn't worked on its own terms. Institutionally, it wasn't adequately supported--there was a great deal of evasion of the law. Among those who believed in the rule of law, there was a real fear that the flouting of any law would undermine all laws. The crisis of the Great Depression also helped. And there was an organized anti-Prohibition movement that tapped into growing public dissatisfaction. Still, many opponents assumed it would never be repealed. Q: What are the lessons to learn from prohibition? A: One is that interest groups can influence laws, but they can't actually govern. Another is that divisive social issues--precisely because they are divisive--make it very hard for one side to triumph fully over the other. Q: How does your analysis apply to current wars on drugs and tobacco? A: Drugs have been illegal for so long that there's still a large cultural adherence to the notion that these are "illicit" substances. So there's little public support for repeal of laws--we' ... more
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It hadn't worked on its own terms. Institutionally, it wasn't adequately supported there was a great deal of evasion of the law. Among those who believed in the rule of law, there was a real fear that the flouting of any law would undermine all laws. The crisis of the Great Depression also helped. And there was an organized anti-Prohibition movement that tapped into growing public dissatisfaction. Still, many opponents assumed it would never be repealed. Q: What are the lessons to learn from prohibition? A: One is that interest groups can influence laws, but they can't actually govern. Another is that divisive social issues - precisely because they are divisive - make it very hard for one side to triumph fully over the other. Q: How does your analysis apply to current wars on drugs and tobacco? A: Drugs have been illegal for so long that there's still a large cultural adherence to the notion that these are "illicit" substances. So there's little public support for repeal of laws - we' ... more
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Because a majority of states voted in favor of the 21st Amendment, which repealed the 18th. more
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