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The Noble Experiment

Until I came to do the research for my MPhil, I didn’t realise that Prohibition — that great failed exercise in mass planning — was also known back in the day as ‘the noble experiment’. I learnt of the alternative moniker through Daniel Okrent’s superb history — Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. […]

Stephen Conroy is an unrepeatable vulgarity

I haven’t been able to follow this as closely as I’d like from afar, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that KRuddy and friends are pushing ahead with Australia’s version of the great firewall of China. Catallaxy’s Jason Soon has been keeping tabs on things for some time now, and his posts meant that I discovered […]