Lord of the Rings: war propaganda?

Danielle Ni Dhighe danielle at irsm.org
Sun Dec 15 17:21:41 MST 2002

At 07:32 AM 12/15/2002, LouPaulsen wrote:
 >Unfortunately it is much more correct to charge Tolkien
 >with racism and sexism.  "Black men" and "swarthy men"
 >are always on the enemy side.

I don't think it's necessarily true that his intent was racist if one
understands the mythologies he patterned his novels after.  The light/dark
contrast comes from those mythologies and it wasn't about what we would
understand as "race".

Danielle Ni Dhighe
Puget Sound Chapter, Irish Republican Socialist Committees of North America
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