We're a little late to the party with this one but Nick Gillespie of Reason.tv sits down to talk to Burns about his three-part documentary, Prohibition, the last leg of which airs tonight on PBS. (Video: 13 minutes)
Slavery was our worst idea. I'm not sure I'd put prohibition second but it's really up there.
What struck us is that Prohibition was enabled by probably the broadest and most diverse political coalitions of social conservative and progressive factions ever assembled in American politics. We suppose that if you are going to ban booze in this great country of ours, you'd better have all your bases covered.