Moyers & Company
Progressives Pick Up The PiecesStreaming Video - 2013
In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bill speaks with historian and author Peter Dreier, who sees the political crisis surrounding the recent government shutdown as filled with possibility for progressives in America-and shares the reasons why he continues to be optimistic, including dynamic grassroots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss. In whimsical books such as Yertle the Turtle and Green Eggs and Ham, the good "doctor" passed along some simple but powerful political philosophy. "The message that Dr. Seuss is sending in his books to young people," says Dreier, "is to stand up to arbitrary authority and take back your own life and be a fighter for justice and for your own integrity.