Decline and Fall Free: Purge Night
Anakin Skywalker falls, leading us to ask: what does it really take to commit an atrocity?
Decline and Fall: The Turning Point
Revenge of the Sith ends. We contemplate the nature of coups, purges, and what it actually means to fall.
Decline and Fall Free: The Very Model of a Modern Jedi Master
Obi Wan Kenobi is the consummate Jedi. Is that a good thing?
Decline and Fall: Anatomy of a Tragedy
Revenge of the Sith premiers. The Iraq War goes sour. We contemplate legitimacy, interpersonal politics and
Decline and Fall Annex: Kosher Torture
Disney's Andor has a lot to say about imperial rule — and the difficulties of overthrowing it.
Decline And Fall Free: The Fall of Padme Amidala
Naboo's senator for peace failed long before she picked up a gun
Decline And Fall: The Clone Crisis
Preparations for the Forever War begin in America--and in a galaxy far, far away
Decline and Fall Free: Let Us Beware Great Men
How do you end up with a man like Senator Palpatine?
Decline And Fall: Phantom Menaces
An act of domestic terrorism highlights the cracks in 1990s America. The Star Wars Saga officially begins.
Decline and Fall: History and Star Wars with Patrick Wyman
A lively interview on processes of empire, the violence of frontiers, and the role of history in invented worlds.