Ten Things We Know about the Politics of J.R.R. Tolkien

young JRRTTo celebrate what would’ve been J.R.R. Tolkien’s 123rd birthday on January 3 of this year, I posted the following at The Imaginative Conservative.

As a person who has written on Tolkien for almost fifteen years and read Tolkien for thirty-six years, I am often asked about his political views. In a sense, this is a funny question, as Tolkien really despised most politics. In fact, he really thought of himself as very anti-political. His few statements on the matter reveal just how unpolitical and apolitical and anti-political he could be.

It is also, however, a natural question for someone to ask about the great man, as we live in a highly politicized age.

So, what do we know?

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