Tag Archives: J. K. Rowling

Lucius Malfoy, Voldemort Enabler

To understand Republicans enabling Trump, imaging Lucius Malfoy enabling Voldemort.

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Twitter: Shorter Is Sweeter

Responses to Twitter increasing its character limit to 240 have often been quite humorous, including some limericks. And speaking of limericks and twitter…

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Hillary Clinton Is Hermione Granger

Hillary Clinton is like Hermione Granger in many ways, but there is one very important difference.

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Class Warfare in Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling’s leftwing politics shape the Harry Potter series.

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Voldemort, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up

In terms of developmental psychology, “Harry Potter” is structured around a clash between successful and unsuccessful identity formation.

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Parents, Kids, Schools & Banned Books

Parents pressure schools to ban books because they want to protect their children. Their children want the books because they have a different set of needs.

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“Harry, I Am Your Father” – Voldemort

Voldemort can be interpreted as the father in Harry Potter’s primal scene.

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Harry Potter’s Use of Asymmetric Warfare

In today’s post I link to two very smart articles looking at Harry Potter through the lens of the battle against terrorism and armed conflict as it is conducted in today’s world.

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A John Bunyan Defense of Harry Potter

Given how for years we’ve been witnessing certain evangelical Christians criticizing, banning and occasionally burning the Harry Potter books, what are we to make of their inability to appreciate Harry’s Christ-like sacrifice as the end of “The Deathly Hallows”?

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