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edwin marcus cartoon

"Worth Paying For." By Edwin Marcus. Copyright 1941. Library of Congress description: "Cartoon shows Uncle Sam in front of a film box office (labeled 'Taxes'), looking at a poster showing a hand holding aloft a torch and reading 'Now Showing,' 'Saving Democracy.' Uncle Sam smiles as he reaches into his pocket for his money. In 1941, while most Americans wanted to stay out of war, they supported a massive defense rearmament program. To pay for this, taxes were raised dramatically. ... Probably published in: New York Times." Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, reproduction number 2a10522. Reprinted by permission of Donald E. Marcus, whom I thank.

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The Real Price of War: How You Pay for the War on Terror
Joshua S. Goldstein