Recognizing the inherent conservatism in the Harry Potter books

More than three years ago now (and where in Heaven does the time go?!), I wrote an article for the American Thinker regarding the essential moral conservatism in the Harry Potter books.  I was (and am) inspired to believe that children raised on those books are better situated than they would be reading the normal PC pabulum that passes for age appropriate moral entertainment.

I was delighted to see, just today, that I’m not the only one who recognizes the conservative strand running through J.K. Rowling’s writings.  My dear friend the Paragraph Farmer has written a perfectly elegant opinion article at the American Spectator developing just that theme.  And in another lovely tie-in with my thinking on the subject, Patrick (or his editor) labeled Harry a “crypto-conservative,” a term I might have originated (and certainly relied on heavily, even if I wasn’t its creator) in another, even earlier American Thinker article.

I am always delighted when my mind functions in synch with those I respect and admire.

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  • Ymarsakar

    Children should read Elantris, Brandon Sanderon’s Alcatraze series, David Weber, John Ringo (the Prince Roger series), and the Tale of the Samurai.