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Game of Thrones: A Political Game?

Game of Thrones: A Political Game? by Olga A.


With a little bit of luck and imagination, you can find a common ground for pretty much any two given subjects. Pop music and geology? No problem. Cute kittens and the peace-building process? Sure. Shoes that fit badly and the good against evil struggle? Now that’s a topic after my liking!

As for trying to link Game of Thrones and politics – the task of finding a common ground for the twain is nowhere as remote or fanciful. Even the name of the show itself – it does not take great lengths of drawing analogies to realise that the story is about politics (as well as about Wildings, direwolves and “romantic” relationships).

James Poniewozik, of Dead Tree Alert, shares with us some of his personal political analogies in our best-loved show. And he also asks, who in our opinion would be the best possible politician – Daenerys, Tyrion, or…? (I would say the incomparable Ned Stark, of course – but James seems to hold a different opinion, stating that it was exactly Ned’s honesty and obtuseness that brought him to his grave).

So what do you think? See the original article here.

About Reporter: Olga A.
Hailing from the swirling mists of London, I am a freelance journalist in my free time, and a huge fan of J R Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” as well as an admirer of the “Game of Thrones,” a worshipper of H P Lovecraft, a follower of R. Howard, a Star Wars aficionado and an Ursula Le Guin enthusiast. My other favourite things include Middle Eastern dance (sometimes somewhat discourteously referred to as “belly” dancing), Yoga, sunsets over the dreaming spires of Oxford and plush owls. Oh, and green tea too.

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About reuben

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.