The World According to Star Wars … According to the Brilliant Mind of Cass Sunstein


There’s Santa Claus, Shakespeare, Mickey Mouse, the Bible, and then there’s Star Wars. Nothing quite compares to sitting down with a young child and hearing the sound of John Williams’s score as those beloved golden letters fill the screen. In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings.

Sunstein is one of the foremost experts on constitutional law and consistently makes the short-list of rumored potential candidates for the United States Supreme Court. He spoke with WDET’s Travis Wright about the ways in which social rebellion in Turkey can be related to and understood through the scope of the Star Wars trilogy.  


Image credit: Cass Sunstein

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Travis Wright

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