Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

18 Dec 2002, 11:54 a.m.

Once upon a time I required students to read David…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Once upon a time I required students to read David Brin's political critique of George Lucas's work. Now Mr. Brin has rolled up his sleeves and made similar arguments regarding Tolkien. I prefer the Salon version to the longer one at his website.