National Affairs: Plan

"We are imperilled by the widespread violation of the liquor law. . . .

"Big business leaders who have the largest stake in law observance publicly and privately violate this law and countenance its violation by others. Instead of using their wealth and influence to create public opinion demanding law enforcement, our business men of character and position are the chief support of the master criminal class, the bootlegger. . . ."

So said William Crapo Durant, stock-market student, motor manufacturer (Durant Motors, Inc.). He was not talking about himself and he felt he...

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