March 2 marks the 109th birthday of Dr. Seuss, inarguably the world’s most popular and beloved children’s author and illustrator. Yet most adults know that Dr. Seuss’ themes go well beyond child’s play and embrace topical social issues. I wonder what Dr. Seuss would make of the state of the world today? Many of his books seem to foreshadow current national and global problems—almost as if they were warnings of what was to come.
So what would happen if Dr. Seuss were a presidential advisor—or better yet—an elder statesman to whom both Republicans and Democrats would listen and take heed? Maybe this is what he would tell them.