David Adesnik now joins the chorus of those who are beginning to realize that the Galactic Empire may just be the force for good in Star Wars.
When I first wrote The Case for the Empire three years ago, even I never imagined that George Lucas would manage to turn popular opinion so thoroughly against his heroes. But as they say, he who lives by the Jar-Jar, dies by the Jar-Jar.
My prediction: By the time the HD DVD versions of the movies are released, championing the Empire will be a respected vein of thought.
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It's not that the Empire is a force for good - I mean, the European Union is a crap government and all, but we wouldn't actually think it a good thing if Nazis came back to power and overthrew the Eurocrats in Brussels - it's that Anakin/Vader is the force for good. Everything good that happens in the Star Wars epic, from a political point of view, is Anakin/Vader's doing, often in spite of the Emperor's intentions.
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