Cage Match 2014: Round 1: Leia Organa vs Baron Munchausen: Page

Leia and Munchausen rise from the pages to do battle in Suvudu Cage Match 2014.

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Cage Match 2014: Round 1: Leia Organa vs Carrie White: Screen

Are hokey religions and ancient weapons any match for a powerful telekinetic? Find out in this Round One match!

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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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Star Wars HoloNet Digest #49: February 26 – March 5, 2014

Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from February 26 – March 5, 2014.

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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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New This Month from Del Rey Spectra: March 2014

Check out these hot new titles from Del Rey, Spectra, and Lucas Books!

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Got This Rare ‘Star Wars’ Figure? You May Be Sitting On a Gold Mine

_73095628_droidIf you were a middle-aged Gen X kid smart enough to have hung on to your old Star Wars toys, or you’re a vintage toy collector of any age, you might want to stop reading this right now and see if you have the FX-7 medical droid action figure from The Empire Strikes Back. Is it still in its original packaging? Is it sealed and in good shape? How’s the back of the card? All in vintage condition? Well, get ready to celebrate, because to the right person it could be worth almost $13,000.

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