Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tolkien 120

A dozen decades ago today, J.R.R. Tolkien was born.

The great writer wrote in a letter to Christopher Tolkien:
My political beliefs lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) – or to 'unconstitutional' Monarchy ... Give me a king whose chief interest in life is stamps, railways, or race-horses; and who has the power to sack his Vizier (or whatever you care to call him) if he does not like the cut of his trousers.
Mr. Theodore Harvey has a collection of links and yours truly did a piece a few years ago; The Return of the King.

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