The Seussian Left  

Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel ed. Richard H. Minear Introduction by Art Spiegelman The New Press, 1999 272 pp $25 Somehow, all the hypsters who compiled end-of-century, best-of-the-millennium lists neglected …



Fathers and Sons  

In 1980, I began to keep a file of letters from my father. I don’t remember exactly why I decided to preserve the letters, to treat them as historical documents and not just as his re¬sponses of and for the …



Left with the Arts  

The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century by Michael Denning Verso, 1996 556 pp $25, cloth; $20, paper In 1950, Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) published Yertle the Turtle. A brief summary of this illustrated story …







The Mind of the Left  

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN LEFT, by John Patrick Diggins. Norton, 1992. 288 pp. $22.95. John Diggins has written an irritating but provocative book. First, the annoyances: He calls the work a history of the left in the …



The Unions and the Church  

IN TRANSIT: THE TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION IN NEW YORK CITY, 1933-1966, by Joshua B. Freeman. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. 434 pp. $34.95. WORKING-CLASS AMERICANISM: THE POLITICS OF LABOR IN A TEXTILE CITY, 1914-1960, by Gary Gerstle. Cambridge and …