it had to happen...the newspaper Liberation asked a French philosopher for his opinion about the Harry Potter phenomenon, now that the latest Potter is available in translation. Jean-Claude Milner assures readers: "Harry Potter is deeply political...So what appears as elitist is in fact real equality, as opposed to the false equality of the Muggles. In this, Harry Potter is a war machine against Thatchero-Blairism and the 'American way of life.' J.K. Rowling is a real libertarian motivated by a desire to conserve."
good to know that there are French philosophers worrying about such things...means i can relax.