“I must admit that I smiled a kind of sickly smile . . . when I heard of that bloodthirsty old murderer Josef Stalin inviting all nations to join a happy family of folks devoted to the abolition of tyranny & intolerance!” – Letter 53
We continue our exploration of Tolkien’s political views, this time with Letter 53 and Letter 77. Thoughts about Churchill, Stalin, America, Japan, the British Empire, and the Roman Empire. Oh yeah, AND “Leaf By Niggle” and Treebeard. Fascinating stuff!
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