Mutually Assured Destruction

I think it well…for the man in the street to realise that there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people may tell him, the bomber will always get through…The only defence is offence, which means that you will have to kill women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves.”

– Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister of England, 1935n

The Political Dr. Seuss

Because of the fame of his children’s books (and because we often misunderstand these books) and because his political cartoons have remained largely unknown, we do not think of Dr. Seuss as a political cartoonist. But for two years, 1941-1943, he was the chief editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM (1940-1948), and for that journal he drew over 400 editorial cartoons.

– Richard H. Minear

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