On #RepealDay, Remember "Prohibition Vogue" with Ken Burns, Dan Okrent, and Boardwalk Empire


Today is Repeal Day, the day went alcohol prohibition went

Check out the video above, from 2010, in which we interview
documentarian Ken Burns, who just released a PBS documentary on
“the noble experiment” and author Daniel Okrent, whose great
history Last Call, was the basis for the series.

Since this is the week of Reason’s annual
– during which we’re trying to raise $100,000 in
tax-deductible contributions from readers like you (hey, that
sounds like PBS!) – let me point out that we don’t just make
interesting videos about issues that matter (though we do that, and
in spades).

We also act as your voice in public debates over politics,
culture, and ideas. To that point, check out this longer interview
we did with Ken Burns in which he and I mix it up over public
funding for the arts, market forces and the economics of art, and
how political identity is formed (Burns is a self-declared
“yellow-dog Democrat”).

Across all of our journalistic platforms – the print mag, the
website, Reason TV – we want to bring you the latest and most
pressing stories from a libertarian perspective, we want to sharpen
and refine and expand libertarian ideas and concepts, and we want
to engage other thinkers, creators, policymakers, and influentials
with our vision of Free Minds and Free Markets. That’s what your
contributions – not just tax-deductible but also fully voluntary
(unlike PBS, which gets tax dollars) – go toward. Please think about
giving to us over the next week.

Here’s the Burns interview:


from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/05/on-repealday-remember-prohibition-vogue

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