We Must All be the Lorax

I teach at Dartmouth College, famous among other things for having provided a home to the author Theodore Geisel (aka "Dr. Seuss") during his formative years. Among his most loved stories is "The Lorax", a tale of a cranky Seussian creature living among the beautiful Truffula Trees, a proto-eco-advocate fighting the scourge of a textile industry-led deforestation ("You need a Thneed!") who "speaks for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." It is both poignant and prescient. We are in...

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