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Bonus - The Galactic Vietnam w/ Daniel Immerwahr

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Danny and Derek welcome back Daniel Immerwahr, professor of history at Northwestern University, to talk about about his new essay, “The Galactic Vietnam: Technology, Modernization, and Empire in George Lucas’s Star Wars”. They discuss the ideological projects of Lucas’ early work, Star Wars as a “Vietnam film”, its characters’ real-life counterparts, the franchise’s Orientalism, and more.

Check out Daniel’s chapter in the volume Ideology in U.S. Foreign Relations: New Histories.

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