What’s classier than J.R.R. Tolkien telling off Nazis? Absolutely nothing.
“Tolkien drafted two letters for Rütten & Loening — A.) one that ignored the request entirely; and B.) a kiss-off that discreetly called them idiots for buying into the Third Reich’s historically bankrupt appropriation of the term “Aryan.” It’s unclear which version Unwin sent, but the interesting one was dated July 25, 1938:”