I think anyone who reads Tolkien recognizes his perspective on industrialism and other societal trends that he saw emerging in his lifetime, but someone recently shared with me a 1943 letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Christopher where J.R.R. Tolkien describes himself as leaning "more and more to anarchy". Here's the letter: https://peacerequiresanarchy.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-letters-of-jrr-tolkien/ I wondered if anyone is familiar with more of Tolkien's political ideology. I have always noticed and liked his emphasis on the family unit and the community over reliance on a central authority, but I guess he wasn't as vocal publicly about his interest with anarchism. I'm also interested in what he thought about contemporary political events and that sort of thing. What do you all think?