Demon Rum: A Spirited Discussion of Alcohol

Mocktails at 6 p.m.
Presenters: Drs. John Moser and Louis Mancha at 7 p.m.

In 1920 the United States launched the boldest act of social engineering in the nation’s history — the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, or transport of all “intoxicating liquors.” For the next thirteen years the country was officially “dry.” Why did the country embrace Prohibition? What were its effects, and why was it ultimately repealed? What lessons does this episode hold for us today? How is alcohol treated on campus? How does it affect
the local economy?

Drs. John Moser and Louis Mancha address these questions in a spirited discussion followed by a response from the AU students.

Presented by the CAS Symposium Against Indifference: Liberty & Responsibility

Start Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm