Tuesday, November 23, 2010

J.R.R. Tolkien's Politics

David B. Hart explains how "he was drawn simultaneously towards anarchism and monarchism" — Anarcho-Monarchism. Said the great author:
    My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning the abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs)—or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy.... Grant 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 dare call him) if he does not like the cut of his trousers...

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