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Interview with James Luceno, Author, “Star Wars: Tarkin”


Interview with James Luceno, Author, “Star Wars: Tarkin”

Veteran Star Wars author James Luceno talks to Suvudu’s Eric Geller about his new novel Star Wars: Tarkin.

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This is How Liberty Dies: Mussolini and Palpatine, Part Three


PalpatineLightningNeither Palpatine nor Mussolini took power at the end of a gun. While violence was certainly part of their path to totalitarian rule, it wasn’t the primary means by which they gained sole leadership of governments. Rather, they were granted control by the people.

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This is How Liberty Dies: Mussolini and Palpatine, Part Two


Emperor-PalpatineIn “This is how Liberty Dies: Mussolini and Palpatine, Part One” I compared the rise of Emperor Palpatine to that of Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. In part two, I examine the social and political circumstances that may have made it easier for both men to seize control of their governments with the support of their people.

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This is How Liberty Dies: Mussolini and Palpatine, Part One.


ita-cv33-mussoliniIt’s a scene that Star Wars fans know well: Supreme Chancellor Palpatine rises to address the Galactic Senate and declares the dissolution of the Republic. As he delivers a litany of accusations against the “shadowy secrecy of shameful magicians” known as the Jedi Order and his fellow senators, the good beings of the Senate cheer and clap. “So this is how liberty dies…with thunderous applause,” observes a saddened Queen Amidala.

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Star Wars HoloNet Digest #26: August 7-21, 2013


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from August 7-21, 2013.

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Star Wars HoloNet Digest #6: March 13-20, 2013


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from March 13-20, 2013.

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Suvudu Gateway Series: Jump Into The EU With TCW: Wild Space


Suvudu Gateway Series: Jump Into The EU With TCW: Wild Space

With Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars now airing, Suvudu is highlighting Karen Miller’s tie-in novel The Clone Wars: Wild Space.

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