What a crazy month. In the world of Star Wars we all just experienced in person or through the power of Internet, Star Wars Celebration. Here in the world of current events and politics, lots has changed as well.

In this weeks episode the Beltway Banthas share with you some audio from AEI’s book talk on “The World According to Star Wars, a love letter to Star Wars by Cass Sunstein (former head of regulatory affairs in the White House under the Obama Admin).  Cass talks through the chapters of his book, offering a broad view of why Star Wars was successful, and what lessons we can take away from it as observers of politics. This is a book we highly recommend..for a larger view of the Force. 

We are also joined by Zuri Davis (Rare Politics) for a dissection of the shooting in Dallas, and the deep & worsening racial divide in America today. This is a part of our developing series “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” The dynamic between people of color and police can be looked at through the prism of Yoda’s warning to Anakin, so we dive into this tough topic.

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