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Poli-Sci-Fi

I deliberately avoided the political overtones of Revenge of the Sith.

Enough has been made of it already. But I did want to point out one

thing. The opening crawl begins thus: “War! The Republic is

crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There

are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere.”

Heroes on both sides? Utter nonsense. If there are heroes on the

Separatist/Droid side, we never see them. The notion that there are

heroes on both sides sounds an awful lot like “one man’s terrorist is

another man’s freedom fighter,” and it’s indicative of the grade level

of Lucas’s political sophistication.

Warren BellWarren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...

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