No Political/Religious Agenda for Seuss

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Here’s a neat tid-bit. A group tried to use “a person’s a person no matter how small” from Horton Hears a Who! as a anti-abortion slogan. According to the Morgan & Morgan biography Seuss would not allow it and said he would take legal action, so they stopped using it.

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Also, while How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a celebration of the holiday Christmas, Dr. Seuss very intentionally made it secular and did not including any specific religion in his books. Instead the book is a reminder that Christmas should be about friendship and love instead of commercialism and presents.

Jack St.Rebor

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One comment on “No Political/Religious Agenda for Seuss

  1. storyfairy says:

    Neat! It’s nice to know that Dr. Seuss wouldn’t allow the “Horton Hears a Who” phrase to be used as an anti-abortion slogan, because I am pro-choice and do not think it should be used that way. It’s funny, because it actually crossed my mind that the slogan could be used for anti-abortion before I learned this fact. That’s partly why I kind of steered away from “Horton Hears a Who” until now. Now that I know this, though, I will try to reread the book in time for you to post your thoughts on its theme. That way I can share my own thoughts. I’m looking forward to reading your new posts!

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