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“We cannot live with our neighbors without a broad tolerance. We must tolerate their religion, their social life, their customs, their appetites of eating and drinking, and we should be very slow, indeed, when we make criminal conduct of what is believed by vast numbers of men and women to be honest and fair and right.”

Clarence Darrow, civil libertarian

Source: Rose, Kenneth. American Women and The Repeal of Prohibition. New York : New York University Press, 1996. 71-72.


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