Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni opens an exhibition on the work of “Lord of the Rings” author JRR Tolkien. The Brit’s fantasy world provides a good ideological template for the right-wing populist party.
Wearing a white suit, Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni visited the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome last week: a major retrospective is currently honoring the life and work of the British writer JRR Tolkien. The exhibition was “very beautiful,” said Meloni after her tour. Even as an experienced Tolkien fan, she was able to learn a lot of new things. Her party colleague and Senate speaker Ignazio La also described himself as a “Tolkien fan from the very beginning.” Russa, who also came to the celebration. He still remembers his first copy of “The Lord of the Rings,” which he bought in 1977. The book was published in Italy at the time with a foreword by the reactionary philosopher ElémireZollawho interpreted it as a combat pamphlet against the modern world.
Tolkien’s work provided the ideological framework for Italy’s right
It is therefore no coincidence that Meloni and other representatives of the right-wing populist “Fratelli d’Italia” did the honors that evening in Rome. For Italy’s post-fascists, Tolkien’s work is not just about elves, dwarves or hobbits. The Battle of Middle-earth provided the framework for their ideological new beginning.
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