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a rather late thought...

telain
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Oct 19 2012, 1:00pm


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I always had the opinion that Tolkien understood the balance of plusses and minuses for any given person/culture/viewpoint/political affiliation, etc.

I think by juxtaposing the characters (caricatures?) Moneybags with Warrior King he demonstrates that in time of rebuilding and relative peace, a society needs someone capable of understanding and (dare I say) "capitalizing" on trade, diplomacy, and socio-economic well-being. However, in times of war, the skills of a Warrior King are more applicable. The trick is to know when each is called for -- if you call for the wrong one, a society might suffer or collapse, either under the weight of a warmongering tyrant or through the negligence and cowardice of a peaceful ruler with no stomach to fight.

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**Fire and Water** III: The Politics of Esgaroth Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Oct 14 2012, 3:40pm
    warrior king Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 14 2012, 4:05pm
        I agree Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Oct 14 2012, 5:55pm
    Answers sador Send a private message to sador Oct 14 2012, 5:19pm
        the success of a society Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Oct 14 2012, 5:49pm
            Bard vs the Master Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 14 2012, 6:11pm
            Oops. sador Send a private message to sador Oct 15 2012, 10:05pm
            a rather late thought... telain Send a private message to telain Oct 19 2012, 1:00pm
    Esgaroth Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Oct 14 2012, 6:49pm
        Wasn't the Shire somewhat democratic? justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Oct 15 2012, 10:26pm
            Democracy, Hobbits and Tolkien Istari68 Send a private message to Istari68 Oct 16 2012, 7:56pm

 
 
 

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