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The Resource The Hobbit party : the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the West forgot, Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards ; foreword by James V. Schall

The Hobbit party : the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the West forgot, Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards ; foreword by James V. Schall

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The Hobbit party : the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the West forgot
Title
The Hobbit party
Title remainder
the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the West forgot
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards ; foreword by James V. Schall
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Language
eng
Summary
Anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings can gather that their author hated tyranny, but few know that the novelist who once described himself as a hobbit 2in all but size3 was{u2014}even by hobbit standards{u2014}a zealous proponent of economic freedom and small government. There is a growing concern among many that the West is sliding into political, economic, and moral bankruptcy. In his beloved novels of Middle-Earth, J.R.R. Tolkien has drawn us a map to freedom. Scholar Joseph Pearce, who himself has written articles and chapters on the political significance of Tolkien{u2019}s work, testified in his book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics, 2If much has been written on the religious significance of The Lord of the Rings, less has been written on its political significance{u2014}and the little that has been written is often erroneous in its conclusions and ignorant of Tolkien{u2019}s intentions{u2026}. Much more work is needed in this area, not least because Tolkien stated, implicitly at least, that the political significance of the work was second only to the religious in its importance.3 Several books ably explore how Tolkien{u2019}s Catholic faith informed his fiction. None until now have centered on how his passion for liberty and limited government also shaped his work, or how this passion grew directly from his theological vision of man and creation. The Hobbit Party fills this void. The few existing pieces that do focus on the subject are mostly written by scholars with little or no formal training in literary analysis, and even less training in political economy. Witt and Richards bring to The Hobbit Party a combined expertise in literary studies, political theory, economics, philosophy, and theology. --Provided by publisher
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1966-
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Witt, Jonathan
Dewey number
123.5
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
W588 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1967-
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  • Richards, Jay W.
  • Schall, James V.
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  • Liberty
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
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The Hobbit party : the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the West forgot, Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards ; foreword by James V. Schall
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
In a hole in the ground there lived an enemy of big government -- Adventure, Inc. -- The lonely mountain versus the market -- The ring of power corrupts absolutely -- The free peoples and the master of middle-earth -- The just war of the ring -- The scouring of the shire -- The fellowship of the localists -- Love and death in middle-earth -- Frodo is with us
Control code
883645258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781586178239
Lccn
2014908647
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883645258
Label
The Hobbit party : the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the West forgot, Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards ; foreword by James V. Schall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
In a hole in the ground there lived an enemy of big government -- Adventure, Inc. -- The lonely mountain versus the market -- The ring of power corrupts absolutely -- The free peoples and the master of middle-earth -- The just war of the ring -- The scouring of the shire -- The fellowship of the localists -- Love and death in middle-earth -- Frodo is with us
Control code
883645258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781586178239
Lccn
2014908647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883645258

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