The Volokh Conspiracy
Mostly law professors | Sometimes contrarian | Often libertarian | Always independent
Today is the premier of the new Star Wars movie, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. To mark this historic occasion, the Cato Institute and I have produced this podcast on the politics of the Star Wars franchise. Joining me are Cato Institute scholars (and science fiction fans) Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus. We discuss such vital questions as the causes of the fall of the Old Republic, the political role of the Jedi order, the oppression of droids in the Star Wars universe, and whether Star Wars can be considered libertarian.