Rightly and Beltway Banthas host Stephen Kent brings us ‘How the Force Can Fix the World: Lessons on Life, Liberty, and Happiness from a Galaxy Far, Far Away‘ from the publishing company Center Street.
According to a partial Amazon description:
“From widespread unemployment and mounting international hostilities, every day we are swept into more political chaos – so one brave man looks to the Star Wars universe for answers to our most urgent problems…
What if we looked to Star Wars for more than just entertainment? How the Force Can Fix the World takes this challenge on by analyzing the core principles of the Star Wars franchise: hope, choice, humility, empathy, redemption, balance and rejecting fear. Together, these are the Star Wars roadmap for living better lives, and maybe even fostering a better politics.”
I am acquainted with Stephen Kent. For those who follow us on social media, you might have seen our exchanges regarding the Disney Star Wars sequel trilogy. He tends to be less harsh than I am on those three movies and that is okay.
There is no doubt he is a fan because he gleams some excellent themes from the Star Wars films as a starting point for discussing various moral or philosophical concepts that are addressed in the book. He presents it very well and where or not you agree with his political leanings, you cannot argue that his points are well thought out. As stated above, I disagree with him in the Disney sequels, but his connections to the series and even his descriptions of how Star Wars affected him personally are interesting to explore through the book.
For full disclosure, I was provided a digital copy in advance in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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