Tuesday, March 09, 2004

"Compassion for Mordor"

I've been a fan of Dennis Prager for years now. This column from a couple of months ago is just terrific. The beginning bit from the article (which, by the way, is a tongue in cheek speech by President Carter discussing why The Lord of the Rings is dangerous):

"For three hours in this latest installment of 'Lord of the Rings,' young people the world over watch my work in the United States and your work here in Europe -- to get nations to disarm, not to make moral judgments about any nation other than America or Israel -- undone.... Who knows what might happen if enough young people start thinking that war is an option, or that some people or countries can be labeled 'evil,' or that there is something noble about a soldier who kills for a 'just' cause?"

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