Scharlach was surprised at the honesty of Ken Burns’ Prohibition, which links the unpopular movement with abolition and women’s suffrage:
Sailer points out in today’s Taki column that the coupling of women’s suffrage and prohibition seems odd to us today. If we expand the coupling to a trifecta — women’s suffrage, prohibition, abolition — the one in the middle seems even more out of place. If we expand it even further — women’s suffrage, prohibition, abolition, federal income tax, democratic election of senators, labor laws — then we have the pantheon of the early progressive religion. But only one of them failed. And today, ironically, prohibition, the progressive failure, stands in many people’s minds as the example par excellence of inappropriate (read: conservative) federal intrusion into local life. That abolition, federal income tax, labor laws, or women’s suffrage might likewise be examples of federal intrusions into local life is an insane right-wing suggestion.