Jim Whiting sent this Babble blog post, which reveals some of the less savory facts about Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein and other beloved creators of children's books.
Check it out, if you have the stomach.
It certainly makes me wonder how much bearing the views of an artist have on the merits of the art. There are definitely authors whose work I admire and whose political views I consider repellent. How much do you care about stuff like this? Comment below, if you're so inclined.