TODAY IS THE BIRTHDAY OF THEODORE SEUSS GEISEL, or, as literally everyone knows him, Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss’s children’s books are easily the best out there, thanks to their nonsense rhymes and distinctive and strange drawings. The very first book I ever personally read was his ABC’s book, which incidentally means that I read “Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz” before I read the word “because.”
One of the lesser-known sides of Dr. Seuss is that he was extremely political during his life. It’s worth noting this, as we celebrate Seuss’s birthday, because we are in the middle of some very nasty, toxic politics in our country, and because Dr. Seuss would undoubtedly have had opinions about these politics. And while it’s impossible to truly know what was happening in the mind of a man who died a little under 25 years ago, we can take a pretty good guess based off of some of his books.