Tag: "Hobbit"

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Laketown28th December 2013

Fresh from viewing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, I am struck by my abiding memory of the film. Not the elves, the orcs, nor the mighty dragon. Perhaps harking back to my most popular post of the year, The Hobbit: Tolkien the Economic Libertarian? I was struck by the commentary on the state in a reinforcement of Tolkien's beliefs. As I state in my earlier blog, in a letter to his son in 1995, Tolkien wrote about planning, organization and regimentation being an “ultimately evil