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The Political Lessons of ‘Star Wars’

July 28, 2016 // Epoca - Brazil - Portuguese

<i>With Brexit, and with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and dozens of other populist demagogues, it feels like we are in the closing scenes of “The Empire Strikes Back.”</i> If the political landscape seems discouraging, it is time to watch “Star Wars” again. It is all there. A republic torn between factions [Read more]

A Star Wars for Our Time

December 30, 2015 // Lidové Noviny - Czech Republic - Czech

At Friday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest stood with a rather unusual guard behind him: two storm troopers, the iconic soldiers of the Galactic Empire. The gag for journalists reinforced the notion that the new “Star Wars” movie is a cultural phenomenon and most probably will be the [Read more]

May the Force Be with Her

December 26, 2015 // Les Échos - France - French

We’ve been waiting for years. The suspense hasn’t stopped rising, thanks to skillfully broadcast trailers and teasers. We know the basic plot and the main protagonists, but this Wednesday is the big day. The release of the new “Star Wars” movie? No. The meeting of the American Federal Reserve Board's Federal [Read more]