FRODO'S FATE. Last week, philosophy doctoral student and ethical werewolf Neil Sinhababu argued against the conception of personhood and moral status advocated by Ramesh Ponnuru in his book The Party of Death. Neil concluded that to adopt Ponnuru's outlook would be "to shrug at the enslavement of hobbits, the slaughter of kittens, and the destruction of all life beyond earth." Now Ponnuru has responded with an article of his own (he says Frodo's safe), and Neil has responded to Ponnuru in turn.

--Sam Rosenfeld