24 September

'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.' Dr Seuss, the American writer and cartoonist died on this day in 1991.

September 24, 2009 · 1 min read

Most famous for his children’s books, of which The Cat in the Hat is probably the best known, he has often been claimed as an anarchist.

One of his most overtly political books, The Butter Battle Book, was published in 1984 at the height of the nuclear arms race between the US and the USSR. It tells the story of the Yooks and the Zooks, who couldn’t agree on whether bread should be eaten butter-side up or butter-side down. The story ends with a blank page, indicating where the author thought nuclear weapons might lead us.

‘Today you are You

That is truer than true.

There is no one alive

Who is Youer than You.’



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