The Case for the EmpireIt may be Christmas, but the thirst for geo-political tinkering runs deep in certain circles (mine). When "Attack of the Clones," the latest episode of the Star Wars movies came out, the Weekly Standard ran a remarkable article examining the political aspects of the battles represented by the ouvre. It resides here. Rather that excerpt the article, I reccommend that you read it all. It looks at the Star Wars series from a dispassionate point of view, and by the end, I bought the idea that the Empire is the good guys.
See if you can resist the logic of this thesis. It goes to one of the points that I am very fond of making: Where you stand depends upon where you sit.