Best of the Left Podcast : Bonus Sample #257 The Fascist Hobbit and the Conservatism of Storytelling

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Original Air Date: 10-12-22

Today, I am talking with Amanda, Deon and Erin. We discuss:

- The new fascist party running Italy and their love of Lord of the Rings

- "The Jay Principle" which has something to do with people liking stories they shouldn't

- How to write progressive stories


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Hobbits and the Hard Right: How Fantasy Inspires Italy’s Potential New Leader 

Why liberals love "Downton Abbey" - Salon 

Downton Abbey–Why We Love Rich Aristocrats 

"50 Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read" by China Miéville

Tolkien and race 



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