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Category: politics

Tolkien’s Ideal of Monarchy

JRR Tolkien’s love of monarchy is seen through his work. Last third of the Lord of the Rings has return of the King to Gondor, and restoration of the monarchy […]

Tax Policy of Gondor

As can be seen from military organization, Gondor is in fact a centralized monarchy in the vein of Byzantine Empire. It remained a fairly centralized monarchy, with not a trace […]

In Defense of Imperium of Man

Imperium of Man (from Warhammer 40 000) is often seen as a fascist, totalitarian state with absolutely no redeeming qualities other than “keeps humanity alive” – a hideous amalgman of […]

Argument for Monarchy

This started from posts by Libertus, but with expansion and commentary. Tyrannical nature of democracy Democracy is a self-destructive political system for several reasons. Democracy formalizes political competition between interest […]

Multiculturalism in Fantasy

Introduction Much of modern fantasy often shows various degrees of multiculturalism and, particularly, multiracialism. In Elder Scrolls, various human races and species of intelligent humanoid beings mix and coexist together. […]

Issue of Slaver’s Bay

Daenerys gives herself the mission to civilize the Slaver’s Bay. But Martin shows at least somewhat correctly what happens when different groups, different cultures, meet: strife, conflict and bloodshed. Good […]

An Argument for War

Catelyn waited until they had quieted. “My lords,” she said then, “Lord Eddard was your liege, but I shared his bed and bore his children. Do you think I love […]

Why I dislike Daenerys

Basically… …she has dragons. Yes, that is the main reason. There are others – her idealism and impatience screaming “I am about to get disappointed and become a tyrant”, her […]