When examining the historical record of war taxes in the United States, we find that partisanship has been a key factor explaining the adoption of war taxes. Republicans were more likely to vote in favor of and adopt war taxes before 1913, when the 16th amendment was passed, while Democrats have been more likely to do so since.
Sarah Kreps and Gustavo Flores, both assistant professors of government, writing in a Washington Post column
about changes in the way the U.S. has financed its wars.
For me, you can be Mizrahi and Israeli and Jewish and Arabic and so on and they don’t contradict each other.”
In the previous generation, “calling people ‘Mizrahi writers’ was a limiting title that was meant to place them in a narrow place in Israeli culture which would be marginalized within Israeli literature … but as a self-definition it also has the power to broaden Israeli literature. It allows us to connect with parts of our literature that were hidden from us.
Almog Behar, award-winning author and poet and a visiting scholar at Cornell, speaking during the “New Mizrahi Writing in Israel: Digital Roundtable,”
a Nov. 14 event that brought together writers on three continents to discuss the contemporary Israeli literary scene.