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Daniel Bessner authors article on new Amazon TV series and US attitudes toward war // The New Republic

September 19, 2022

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In his Sept. 7 article titled, “The Rings of Power Is a Saga for a War-Hungry Nation,” Daniel Bessner, Joff Hanauer Honors Associate Professor in Western Civilization in the Jackson School, reflects on the popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s story The Lord of the Rings and its ongoing connection to U.S. attitudes toward war, including in Amazon’s new series The Rings of Power.