Re: Harry Potter Thread
What has elitism got to do with anything? It's elitist to not salivate over Harry potter and point out the obvious fact that the writing isn't sophisticated? Hilarious.
I read 90 pages of the first lotr book before I gave up. It cannot be emphasised enough how lifeless tolkien's writing is. For that reason, I don't consider it a literary masterpiece, but hey, I'm just being elitist.
"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)