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While "The Case for the Empire" remains as strong today as it was a decade ago when Jonathan Last first drafted his iconoclastic essay on galactic civilization and its radical discontents, it's worth positing: could the Death Star have been an inside job? It's important to ask questions...
(Found via Steve Green. By the way, I love the Luke Skywalker/OBL hints near the beginning of the clip. If you're going to model your would-be heroes after Communist North Vietnam, it's not too far a journey in your landspeeder, until you reach Al-Qaeda.)