April 18, 2007

Dr. Seuss


This cartoon by Dr. Seuss originally appeared on August 13, 1941. It can be found in the book Dr. Seuss Goes To War; The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear, which I highly recommend. The book does not contain every Dr. Seuss editorial cartoon, but fortunately the author has a Web site that does: A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss.

Minear suspects that "The Appeaser" in this cartoon might be Charles Lindbergh who was accused of sympathizing with the Nazis prior to America's entering WWII. Lindbergh was the explicit target of a few of Dr. Seuss cartoons.

Posted by Forkum at April 18, 2007 06:03 PM