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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-loving New York

Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-loving New York - Richard Zacks Very interesting look at Roosevelt's early career as Police Commissioner in Manhattan, and his Sisyphean quest to reform New York, most notoriously by enforcing the city's Sabbath law against serving alcohol on Sunday. I found myself both impressed by Roosevelt's desire to clean up a police force built on graft and shakedowns, and appalled by the reformers' arguments about the limits of personal freedom.