Newsweek Article Well-Put..."Prohibition II: Good Grief"


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Feb 4, 2006
Found this article very intriguing in latest edition of Newsweek (see web version/link below):

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Particularly the article's closing:

Gambling is, however, as American as the Gold Rush or, for that matter, Wall Street. George Washington deplored the rampant gambling at Valley Forge, but lotteries helped fund his army as well as Harvard, Princeton and Dartmouth. And Washington endorsed the lottery that helped fund construction of the city that now bears his name, and from which has come a sternbut interestingly selectivedisapproval of gambling.

Go figure...

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