Oct 26, 2022 • 1HR 0M
UNLOCKED - The Galactic Vietnam w/ Daniel Immerwahr
A podcast from Daniel Bessner and Derek Davison that provides listeners with everything they need to know about what’s going on in the world.
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.