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The politics of Dr. Seuss

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“The Lorax,” which premieres in movie theaters this weekend, is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of the ecologically conscious Lorax, the greedy Once-ler who devastated the environment by cutting all the Truffula trees and a young boy who is provided a seed of hope to save a devastated world.

As was the case when “The Lorax” was first released in 1971, the environmental morality tale at the center of the film adaptation has been attacked by critics who say the story conveys an anti-industry message. Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, who would have been 108 years old as of March 2, 2012, never shied from embedding his political views within the pages of his books.

Full story at Discovery News.

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