David Brewster, a founding member of Post Alley, has a long career in publishing, having founded Seattle Weekly, Sasquatch Books, and Crosscut.com. His civic ventures have been Town Hall Seattle and FolioSeattle.
Once Prohibition was enacted in 1919 by the 18th Amendment, the cultural urgency quickly evaporated and few followed the law. Prohibition was repealed in 1933 and quickly became a dead letter. That's the encouraging, cathartic analogy for the abortion wars.
The Town Hall connection emerged when out of the blue Krogh helped me understand why I and others were having such a hard time getting anywhere in our decade-long efforts to purchase the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist for conversion to a music and civic venue on Seattle’s First Hill.