1 June 2004
General Lee speaking
This Caren Lissner story can't possibly be excerpted, so:
The other day, I took a walking tour of Dorothy Parker's old haunts, and afterwards there was a small lunch at the Algonquin. Some people were talking about Dorothy's friends hanging out in speakeasies, and several people said that Prohibition was the dumbest thing ever.
"That's how the mob made their money," one woman said.
You know what? The other 11 were just damn culturally illiterate.
Now if we could just remind the politically illiterate that Prohibition was the dumbest thing ever.