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33426, other people might read the replies though
Posted by The Damaja, Wed Dec-21-05 06:45 AM
and hopefully less people will then swagger about making bold proclamations about Tolkien's racism based on incorrect premises

what i've found with practically all accounts of racism in LOTR is that the statements can be so easily refuted, they're ridden with such basic misconceptions/mistakes

i also dislike what CS Lewis called chronological snobbery, the way in which people authoritatively stamp an older work of art as flawed or unenlightened or naive purely on the grounds that it is old - and often do so in a manner which is ITSELF very flawed/hypocritical