Man auctions Dixie cup that could have touched the lips of Elvis.
The Romans of the Decadence (detail), by Thomas Couture, 1847. Musée d'Orsay.
Volume VI, Number 1 | winter 2012
About the presidential election of 1928, between anti-Prohibitionist Al Smith and Prohibitionist Herbert Hoover, H.L. Mencken wrote, “If Al wins tomorrow, it will be because the American people have decided at last to vote as they drink.” Hoover won, earning 444 of the 531 electoral-college votes.
Drinking with women is as unnatural as scolding with ’em.—William Wycherley, 1675
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Lewis H. Lapham talks with Holger Hoock, author of Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth, at a New York Public Library event. More