Re: Harry Potter Thread
Originally Posted by Topspindoctor
Holy shit. These quotes sound like they came from a Dungeons and Dragons rulebook to spice up the material for the reader in between complex rules. Pretty lame, corny and cliche.
Rowling's success with what passes for "fantasy literature" is a prime example of how today's public will swallow up everything if it's "popular". Might as well dine at maccas and drink 4X gold every day since that's what average person prefers
My thoughts exactly. I was just too polite to say it.
"But certain interests of particular people are so important that it would be wrong - morally wrong - for the community to sacrifice those interests just to secure an overall benefit. Political rights mark off and protect these particularly important interests. A political right, we may say, is a trump over the kind of trade-off argument that normally justifies political action." - Ronald Dworkin (RIP)