Interesting article by Jones, a professor at U of Colorado Boulder and author of the acclaimed horror novel The Only Good Indians.
But, like so many, he seems to discern and interpret Howard's character rather more clearly and definitively than he should.
Agreed. Those are some really interesting insights from the author of this article but personally I'm going to try to stay out of Howard's head. It reminds me in a way of L. Sprague De Camp, who I also truly love as an author, but whose analyses of Howard are a bit of a bridge too far at times. But the author of this article, it seems to me, approaches REH with more respect than De Camp did.