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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[August 9]], [[1945]], was written to [[Christopher Tolkien|Christopher]]. Tolkien comments on the "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_bombings_of_Hiroshima_and_Nagasaki Atomic bombs]", and denounces such tactics as "utter folly". With both moral and intellectual decline, such weaponry in the hands of men would not be very wise. But if all goes well, Japan would cave in. Tolkien ends the fragment with the statement that we are all in God's hands, and God does not look kindly on Babel-builders.  
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Tolkien commented on the "[[wikipedia:Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki|Atomic bombs]]", and denounced such tactics as "utter folly". With both moral and intellectual decline, such weaponry in the hands of men would not be very wise. But if all went well, Japan would cave in. Tolkien ended the fragment with the statement that we are all in God's hands, and God does not look kindly on Babel-builders.  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:26, 10 June 2011

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 102
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
Date9 August 1945
Subject(s)War, Hiroshima Bombing

Letter 102 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

[edit] Summary

Tolkien commented on the "Atomic bombs", and denounced such tactics as "utter folly". With both moral and intellectual decline, such weaponry in the hands of men would not be very wise. But if all went well, Japan would cave in. Tolkien ended the fragment with the statement that we are all in God's hands, and God does not look kindly on Babel-builders.