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Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 06:55 PM
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Posted By Marwhini
That tends to be the impression I had as well. ...

That tends to be the impression I had as well.

But a Feudal structure is not incompatible with a Centrally ruled Tyranny.

It would just mean that all power was concentrated into the hands of a...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
I can see that. We know that Elves and...

I can see that.

We know that Elves and Humans are basically the same species, but that something exists that makes Elves qualitatively different from Humans in more respects than just the...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
I got that (see the latter part of that post). ...

I got that (see the latter part of that post).

But if Smoking produced an aid to thinking, then it should produce an aid to people who can already think clearly as well, too, would it not?

Sort...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
Exactly so (National Socialism/Fascism and...

Exactly so (National Socialism/Fascism and Stalinist-Leninist Communism).

Hannah Arendt, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Joseph Campbell, David ben Gurion, and many others, Academics and...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
I seem to recall reading this exact sentiment,...

I seem to recall reading this exact sentiment, but I think it was from Christopher.

And this does seem to be rather the implications surrounding his descriptions of the Worship of Morgoth that...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 06:37 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
Turkey? Iran? The USA? MB

Turkey? Iran?

The USA?

MB
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
Wut? Mordor a Democratic Republic? I...

Wut?

Mordor a Democratic Republic?

I did not get the feeling that the Orcs got to vote on anything.

This isn't a reference to that Russian Monstrosity?

MB
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 03:41 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
I have seen this argument as well. And I can...

I have seen this argument as well.

And I can both see it, and not see it.

Tolkien seemed to be terrifically opposed to Modernity, and the idea that any form of Bureaucratic/Hierarchical...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Marwhini
BTW, Zigūr, Are you familiar with the works...

BTW, Zigūr,

Are you familiar with the works of Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett)?

Specifically his Gods of Pegćna.

It is another instance of a literary device like the Red Book of Westmarch,...
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