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Seuss, Pt. 2


My story on Dr. Seuss generated a lot of email, and many readers made one of two interesting points. 1) Another Seuss book with a conservative message is Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose–a “devastating indictment of the welfare state,” according to one correspondent. 2) There’s a pro-life message in Horton Hears a Who, and especially in its famous line, “A person’s a person no matter how small.” I agree that this book can be read as a pro-life parable–in fact, I had meant to make this point in my original article and just plain forgot. Having said that, I’m not sure Dr. Seuss intended it to be read this way. Something tells me he didn’t.


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