Ten thousand Jews are making booze
In endless repetition
To fill the needs of a million Swedes
Who wanted prohibition
– Walter Liggett
This is the little known story of the law that almost crushed free speech in America in the 1920s and 30s, and the all-but-forgotten heroes who fought tooth and nail to get it overturned.
It begins with a little Minnesotan tabloid called the Duluth Rip-saw and ends in the Supreme Court of the United States.