David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour attempt to defend the works of J.R.R. Tolkien against Michial Farmer–a well-known hater.
CORRECTION: Grubbs mentions Faramir meditating sympathetically about a dead human soldier allied with Mordor; that moment is not, in fact, Faramir’s, but belongs to Samwise Gamgee:
It was Sam’s first view of a battle of Men against Men, and he did not like it much. He was glad that he could not see the dead face. He wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home; and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace… (TT 269)