Starlight's 2005 Birthday Presents: 1. In Praise of Philosophy - by Dwimordene

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1. In Praise of Philosophy - by Dwimordene

"What's this?" Faramir glances up to see his brother standing there, gazing bemusedly past him at the book. "Volume four of The Red Books?"

Faramir looks back at the pages. The Red Books–thirty-five hundred years of strategy and tactics, diplomacy and spycraft, in twelve volumes of grim, dull reading.

"So, you've finally come to appreciate the prosaic? No Haradric sages this month?" Boromir teases.

This time, Faramir smiles and taps his temple. "Oh, they are with me, never fear. Otherwise, why read such as these? Without wisdom, politics but preserves a dead world; the point is to change it."

"Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is, to change it."–K. Marx, 187 years old this May 5th.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: Starlight

Status: General

Completion: Work in Progress

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/14/05

Original Post: 05/10/05

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