Values, Religion, and Politics in Harry Potter

I’ve taken three shorter videos from my interview with Diana Hsieh about my book, Values of Harry Potter.

In the first, I discuss the basic values of the novels. Harry and his allies fight for their lives and safety, for the safety of loved ones, and for a wold in which they can live and work in peace, free from tyranny.

In the second, I discuss the religious elements of the novels. (See also my follow-up note about Ratzinger’s letter.)

Finally, I discuss the political themes of the novels, particularly the corruption of the Ministry of Magic and the rise of Voldemort’s tyranny.