Lightning pops his head up above table level to see what Daddy is up to.
Getting the hang of it
One of the achievements of The Lord of the Rings is its complicated narrative architecture. Stories are interlaced and we follow, now this sub-plot,…
The consensus opinion among Tolkien critics -- including those who greatly admire his work -- is that The Lord of the Rings is slow to get going,…
The institutions of the Roman Republic have cast a long shadow over western government. Even our Founders paid close attention to the Roman model,…