Eugene Volokh and friends are discussing property law in The Lord of the Rings. Surprisingly, it transpires that the final part of the book is a scathing critique of socialism.
It's at moments like this I like to reflect that, many billion years hence, the sun will swell with such power and ferocity that it will engulf the Earth, and all of the accumulated wisdom and works of man will be obliterated from the universe in a celestial blast of atomic fury.
Ahh, there we go. I feel better already.