Inspired by Tolkien, Meloni is on a quest for Italy’s ‘ring of power’

Vox Europ News

Giorgia Meloni, the favourite to lead Italy’s next government, has made no secret of her passion for fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, whose classic The Lord of the Rings has long been a favourite of Italy’s post-fascist right – despite the British author’s distaste for extremist politics.