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73. Return of the King (w/ Jamelle Bouie)

We are joined by Jamelle Bouie (NYTimes / Unclear and Present Danger Podcast) to discuss the conclusion to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and bring our miniseries to a close. We pick up the discussion about heroism with Frodo's empathy towards Gollum, Sam's faithfulness to Frodo, and Aragorn's radical faith in the hobbits. Then, we discuss at length Charles Mills' recent essay about the racial ideology embedded in Tolkien's writings and consider what we should make of this in light of our love of these books and films.  Listen to Unclear and Present Danger! Follow Jamelle on Twitter and read his column in the NYTimes! Follow us on Twitter for updates! Read Mills on Middle Earth here!

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