National Affairs: M. Maurois

Andre Maurois, able French author (Ariel, Disraeli), is adept at picking representative material—albeit trite—in order to write a book, to father an essay. Deftly, for the New York Times, he took the main points for and against Prohibition, dangled them before the reader's eye, then put them away, told what dangling Prohibition arguments have taught him. Says M. Maurois:

"I believe, everything considered, that I should retain the Eighteenth Amendment (because I could not do otherwise) and that I should resolve to apply it. I should continue the suppression of the saloon and of all public sale of alcohol. I have never...

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