World According To Star Wars

World According To Star Wars


"Star Wars is the ultimate mythological tale of our age, a hero's journey that is a tribute to the beauty of human freedom as well as an exploration of its dark complexities. In this gem of a book, the brilliant Cass Sunstein uses the series to explore profound questions about being a parent, a child, and a human. It will change the way you think about your own journey, and it might even make you pick up the phone and call your dad."  – Walter Isaacson

A deeply original celebration of George Lucas’s masterpiece as it relates to history, presidential politics, law, economics, fatherhood, and culture by Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor.

There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, The Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting with down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’ 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 story of the films’ wildly unanticipated success and what it has to say about why some things succeed while others fail. Ultimately, Sunstein argues, Star Wars is about the 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 new light on the most beloved story of our time.

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  • 001 The World According to Star Wars
    Duration: 12s
  • 002 Preface
    Duration: 02min
  • 003 Introduction
    Duration: 13min
  • 004 Episode I
    Duration: 42min
  • 005 Episode II
    Duration: 14min
  • 006 Episode III
    Duration: 54min
  • 007 Episode IV
    Duration: 51min
  • 008 Episode V
    Duration: 24min
  • 009 Episode VI
    Duration: 16min
  • 010 Episode VII
    Duration: 01h46s
  • 011 Episode VIII
    Duration: 27min
  • 012 Episode IX
    Duration: 29min
  • 013 Episode X
    Duration: 06min
  • 014 Credits
    Duration: 34s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min