John Miller on Dr. Seuss' politics:
"I'm subversive as hell," Seuss once said. "The Cat in the Hat is a revolt against authority. ... It's revolutionary in that it goes as far as Kerensky, and then stops. It doesn't go quite as far as Lenin."
Here's also an article on what The Cat in the Hat is really about:
Let's go back to the Cat himself. The hat he wears is an obvious phallic symbol, of course, and it is significant that it is this that is the cat's identifying characteristic. In fact, this is not the first time Dr. Seuss used the hat motif. Consider The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, in which the king becomes consumed with jealousy of Bartholomew's perpetual erection, which is finally sated when he becomes the possessor of the finest phallus in the land. This, of course, is obvious, and I apologize for wasting the reader's valuable time with such trivialities.
(Via The Corner.)