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The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Profoundly Conservative’ Myths

“Both ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ turn on the ‘return of the king’ to his rightful throne,” and in both stories ” ‘victory’ means the reassertion of a feudal social structure which had been disrupted by ‘evil,’ ” fiction author Damien Walter writes of some of the 20th century’s most celebrated works of imagination.

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Still Here? Happy New Bak’tun

Assuming we’re all still here: What is it that humans find so compelling about impending oblivion?

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Bush as Narcissus

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