Labor Takes Its Stand Against Empire

It is just about the oldest plot cliché there is. As you eagerly anticipate the climax, the villain appears to have subdued everyone who ever thought of standing in his way and is on the precipice of triumph, when suddenly, from out of nowhere, his first victim who everyone forgot about ends up turning the … Continue reading “Labor Takes Its Stand Against Empire”

The Lesson for the Left in Star Wars

There is much to be said for the political allusions and messages of the Star Wars epic now that we are able to see it completely. In both very broad and very particular ways, there are stunning and prescient allegories to our own time. With episodes I and II, we learned that the Empire was … Continue reading “The Lesson for the Left in Star Wars