SWEDEN: Bratt Resigns

"The fight against human excesses . . . is difficult. The fight against profiteering purveyors of alcohol is difficult. The fight against these two Powers combined is HOPELESS." —Ivan Bratt.

The amount of liquor toped and swizzled in Sweden has been approximately halved during the past 15 years. Arrests for drunkenness have been halved. Crimes of violence have been reduced almost two-thirds. Swedes give the credit to Dr. Ivan Bratt. Yet he has just resigned as President of the Swedish Liquor & Wine Trust: a unique corporation, doing business with the strange object of making as few sales as possible...

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