29 JANUARY 1927, Page 16


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Whether one agrees with or disapproves of Prohibition, it is a significant fact that no man who has been elected President of the United States has yet advocated either the repeal or modification of Prohibition. No candidate who made any kind of show in the Presidential contest put forward such a programme.

This can only mean that in the opinion of the politicians there are no large number of electors against Prohibition ; which seems to indicate that the vast majority of American voters think it is doing more good than harm ; that they do not believe that it has ruined the social, moral and physical fibre of the nation.--I am, Sir, &c.,