The Null Device

First there was the Kazakhstan hobbit crackdown, and now, Italian neo-fascists are getting really into Tolkien, running "Hobbit Camps" for young fascists. What's going on?
For the fortysomethings of Alleanza Nazionale (AN), the right-wing party in government, J R R Tolkien and his cast of elves and hobbits are as much a part of their political property as Che Guevara was for the left-wing. So much so that AN members of parliament and sympathisers held their own private première of the film.

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Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com Sun Jan 20 13:30:16 2002

For some reason, this reminds me of the right-wing fruitloops in France (Le Pen and his crowd) that get all doolally over Joan of Arc. Though she was sort of real, I suppose.

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