The Profession of Bootlegging

  title={The Profession of Bootlegging},
  author={Joseph K. Willing},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={40 - 48}
  • Joseph K. Willing
  • Published 1 May 1926
  • History
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Modern Crime," for, although crime runs back through the ages to the time when Eve first approached the cider tree, Cain slew Abel, Jacob stole a birthright, and Gomer was captivated by the white lights of Samaria, the crime of trafficking in intoxicating liquors is a modern one. I desire to emphasize the word "crime" and not "trafficking" because wine was construed in ancient times as a gift of the gods. In Egypt this gift was ascribed to Osiris, in Greece to Dionysius, and among the Hebrews… 


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    Intoxication and disorderly conduct