New in the public discourse: Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?

(excerpt from) The Atlantic Wire
Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?

by Max Fisher on July 26, 2010

Most political journalists are also nerds, so it was probably only a matter of time until someone started debating the politics of Star Wars. This particular discussion started when an official with the Canadian prime minister’s office sent out a press release announcing that the forthcoming national census would be optional.

Jedi Knights Are Libertarian The release noted that, during the previous census in 2001, [Twenty one thousand] 21,000 respondents listed their religion as “Jedi Knight.” The official presumably pointed this out to suggest that these Canadians were protesting the personal question on the census form…

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