Date: 2015-09-22 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pennski.livejournal.com
Ooh fascinating! I have been comfort re-reading Pratchett so it's good to have some chewy thoughts to go with that.

Date: 2015-09-22 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jemck.livejournal.com
Thank you kindly ☺

Date: 2015-09-23 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anna-wing.livejournal.com
The thing about Ankh-Morpork though, is that it is the way it is because of Vetinari, ultimately. It is fair (for various values of fair) because Vetinari is fair (for various values of fair), and also ruthless, self-certain, intelligent, devious, far-sighted, selfless, incorrupt and very brave. Vetinari is an idealised version of Machiavelli's Prince, just as the Discworld is an idealized meritocracy.
Edited Date: 2015-09-23 10:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-09-23 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dhampyresa.livejournal.com
That was a great read.

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