Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

16 Nov 2001, 9:39 a.m.

I used to have all sorts of theories about the…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I used to have all sorts of theories about the Harry Potter books. I'd talk about how the weakness of the French and the evil of the Germans had to do with World War II, and how the post-Voldemort wizard vengeance was a rather literal witch hunt reminiscent of McCarthy, and so on.

But I haven't read any Rowling recently, and a Culturebox and another, more involved analysis that I read today rather sated me for Rowling theories for a while.