Tolkien’s Anarcho-Monarchism


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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    • Avatar Matt in reply to ThatPirateGuy says:

      True, but a constitutional system that included democracy put him in power, President Hindenburg after all was elected. The more general point is not that democracy lead to Hitler but none of the limits (democracy, written constitution, legally protected rights) was sufficient to stop him, which does make you wonder just how powerful they really are.Report

    • Avatar lukas in reply to ThatPirateGuy says:

      But somehow he convinced a democratic majority in the Reichstag (everyone but the socialists) to put all power into the hands of his executive.Report

  1. Avatar Kyle Cupp says:

    Sure fits with his fictional work: Tolkien loved both the free simplicty of the Shire and the majestic grandness of Gondor.Report