Professor Tolkien was both student and professor of the Anglo-Saxon tradition, which means that he had forgotten more about poetry and the history of the Anglo-Saxon world than the vast majority of his peers had collectively ever known. Tolkien was, indeed, a classical man.
It is our shared traditions that bind us together, and it is to those traditions we must look for our revitalization. Remembering that there is something good about the world that was will lead us to remember that there is more goodness to remember.
The modern world is stuck in a dysfunctional loop. It began long ago to pursue those things that ruin the soul. The soul, accordingly, began to fall into ruin, and man in response sought more of the same, all the while believing that the reason he had not yet received the happiness he was promised was because he did not have enough of the thing in the first place.
One may accurately consider nostalgia a sort of restlessness for a sense of belonging, comfort, or peace. We are all longing to go home.
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