--- In mythsoc@y..., "David S. Bratman" <dbratman@s...> wrote:
> On the strength of this article, Mary, I may never want to be seen
> in public as a Tolkien authority again. And I got off well
> compared to Verlyn Flieger and Jane Chance, let alone Tom Shippey.
If it makes you feel any better, Prospect.Org (or whomever published
this article) asked Xenite.Org (and probably other well-known Tolkien
sites) to pick up the story. I declined, although my reason was a
bit more mundane. I've been reading defenses of Tolkien (even
misguided ones) for something close on to 20 years.
I told them to get back to me if they came up with something new and
Your mileage may vary.