David writes: There is a brilliant extract in the Wall Street Journal today from A.N. Wilson’s recent book, “Our Times: The Age of Elizabeth II”. A.N. Wilson describes LOTR as “one of the great masterpieces of twentieth century literature”. He explains in detail why Tolkien and the Lord of Rings is so prophetic and resonant with our worries about the modern world. It is well worth reading and (from a personal perspective) encapsulates why I think LOTR is as powerful today as it was 55 years ago. More..

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