How did America get to the point of outlawing alcoholic beverages? And what are the lessons for us, today, from the prohibition era?
Lisa McGirr, professor of history at Harvard University and author of the new book, "The War On Alcohol: Prohibition And The Rise Of The American State."
- "It's fun and illuminating to think about how historical events created the social and political landscape we live in today: Abraham Lincoln's bold actions during the Civil War are credited with giving birth to the strong executive powers presidents now wield; the Civil Rights movement led African American voters into the Democratic Party, and turned the South into solid Republican territory."
This segment aired on November 9, 2015.