The Politics Behind the Original “Star Wars”
The Vietnam War was one of many influences on George Lucas as he created his landmark space epic....
Benjamin Hufbauer is an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville, where he teaches art history and film studies. His book, Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory (University Press of Kansas), according to Kirk Savage, "shows how presidential libraries expose the basic tensions of American democracy: as archival shrines they serve to embody the ideal of free and open inquiry, while celebrating the concentration of power in the 'imperial presidency.'" Hufbauer's articles have been published in African Arts, The Journal of American History, The Public Historian, Politico, Inside Higher Ed, and The New York Times.