Apr 15, 2022
Konspiracy Kyle joins us to talk about his new book Intergalactic Totalitarianism. In this book, he chronicles the authoritarian tactics and traits used by Palpatine in the prequels as he rose from Senator to Chancellor to Emperor - these machinations are compared to the methods used by totalitarian leaders and authoritarian psychopaths in our world (spoiler alert: they are very similar). This book walks through the Hegelian dialectic (problem, reaction, solution) as well as a new framework dubbed the StarWarsian dialectic (crisis, consent, and control) to show how galactic citizens and Earthbound citizens alike can be persuaded to trust the government through lies, deceit and manipulated events.
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