Middle-earth v. the Middle East

Mostly I write about the Middle East/Islamic world on this blog. But every so often my inner Tolkien fanatic emerges. Last fall I had published, in the Sonder magazine, an essay entitled “The Value of Family in Middle-earth” (pp. 45-51). You can find it here. It’s a bit of a departure from my usual geopolitical analysis of both real and fictional worlds.

Moi with my book on Middle-earth political history beneath Tolkien’s

portrait at The Eagle and Child Pub, Oxford, 2018.

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