And the Wolf Chewed Up All the Children

“And the Wolf Said” is a cartoon penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) in 1941, that appeared in PM Magazine, when neutrality toward Nazi and fascist aggression in Europe was losing popularity among Americans, who increasingly expressed concern for allies suffering from Nazi aggression.This now-famous Dr. Seuss cartoon satirized the isolationist “America First” movement of the early 1940s, highlighting its nativist underpinnings and moral absurdity. The cartoon began circulating again after the election of Donald Trump in 2016 because of his evocation of “America First” in his political rhetoric.

CreatorDr. Seuss, illustrator, author, cartoonistSourceUC San Diego Special Collections, originally published in PM MagazineDate01/10/1941RightsPublic DomainCoverageUnited StatesTime Period1940s