On Strips: Seuss Political Cartoons

By | Friday, July 22, 2016 2 comments
It's not uncommon knowledge that Dr. Seuss worked did political cartoons before he became well-known as a children's book author. Most of his cartoons were done during World War II and, not surprisingly, focus on issues surrounding the war. But today, in 2016, many of them are still sadly relevant. I thought today I'd share a small sampling of some that I find still resonate today...
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Phil said...

Dr Seuss appears to be a fairly typical liberal Democrat of the era. It's interesting he did several racist anti Japanese cartoons. Not just a I Japanese war, but flat out saying you can't trust even Americans of Japanese ancestry. I wonder if he ever addressed these later on.
Earl Warren reversed himself later in life and said his deportation order was a mistake.

Unknown said...

it does seem very interesting that he would make cartoons that seem to be prejudiced against the Japanese when he made a cartoon that is directly against racist prejudice. It could have been directly correlated to the dehumanizing of the enemy during WWII to increase the effectiveness of the war effort. Most people are a product of their time, so he likely was not truly racist against the Japanese. However, I could be wrong.