Wines & Spirits: Dry to the Last Drop

WINES & SPIRITS

A visitor would never know it, but Mississippi is the only state in the Union not to have repealed Prohibition. Until this week, that is. Only after Governor Paul Johnson warned that he would en force the law and "dry up this state like the Sahara" (TIME, Feb. 11) did Mis sissippi's bourbon-liking voters agree to legalize drink — following 58 futile years of Prohibition. This week at long last, liquor became legal in Mississippi.

It was about time. In a nation that still supports a substantial bootlegging industry, nowhere was the law more openly derided and easily flouted...

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