Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Monday, March 15, 2010
This has got to be the most interesting thing I've read in weeks: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism. The author has a brilliant analysis of whether Tolkein's kingdom of Gondor more closely resembles western feudalism or the Byzantine empire. Most intriguing - read the whole thing.