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There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings.
In rich detail, Sunstein tells the story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about freedom of choice and our never-ending ability to make the right decision when the chips are down. Written with buoyant prose and considerable heart, The World According to Star Wars shines a bright new light on the most beloved story of our time.
I find it fascinating to read how people can see correlations in a movie to the world around us. I see a movie to be entertained and transported. I am definitely near-sighted when looking for hidden meanings, agendas, and messages. So, this is an enlightening book that illustrates some of the parallels between all the Star Wars movies and its books to that of our national history, world history, constitutional law, psychology, family and more.
If you are a Star Wars fan I believe you will enjoy this book as well.