Aug 10, 2017 • 31M

Return of the Masket: Amusing Ourselves Into Tyranny

 
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Seth Masket, political scientist and professor at the University of Denver, sees something ominous in the background of the Star Wars Holiday Special. He wrote about the politics of the campy Star Wars program in Mischiefs of Faction, a blog for Vox. The piece is called Amusing Ourselves Into Tyranny, sound familiar?

Before the interview, Swara and Stephen react to news of Disney pulling out of their deal with Netflix and the promise of a Disney streaming service. Is this capitalism run amok or the best thing that's ever happened? Join us for the discussion.

Follow Seth Masket on Twitter @Smotus

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Stephen @stephen_kent89

and Beltway Banthas @BeltwayBanthas