Was Tolkien a Hoppeian before Hoppe?

J.R.R.Tolkien, in 1916

J.R.R.Tolkien, in 1916

Many believers in a totally voluntary society (to use Ralph Raico’s great phrase) are also committed followers of the works of J.R.R.Tolkien.

You’ll see these people in the cinema after three hours of ‘The Hobbit’ waiting for more, whilst all the MSM movie critics are heading exhausted to the door, looking for the ‘free’ wine provided by the movie distributor.

So what explains this evident link between Tolkien and many Hoppeians? Is it this 1943 quote from the lips of Tolkien himself:

“My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy.”

Does this statement make Tolkien the original Hoppeian, five decades before Professor Hoppe became one himself?

Find out more about Tolkien’s apolitical beliefs in a voluntary society, here.

HT to DF

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