Revenge of the Neocons!
I've just renewed contact, after more than 30 years, with an old cross-country "pen pal" of mine from way back when we were both young lads of 15 or so. (For you younger folks, pen pals actually wrote things we called "letters," sometimes with pen and ink and sometimes with old contraptions called "typewriters.") My old pal's name is Warren Bluhm. Warren, who accidentally fell across this blog o' mine, is now editor of the Door County Advocate in Wisconsin. He also writes a weekly column for The Green Bay News-Chronicle. He forwarded one of those columns to me, a wonderful piece titled "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Neocons." Warren writes about the political subplot of George Lucas' Star Wars series.
"George Lucas has written a cautionary tale that could be interpreted as a parable of our times," Warren writes, "not a fable about something that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."
Read Warren's terrific column right here.