Dyson on Battlestar Galactica

Over at The Monkey Cage, Prof. Stephen Dyson published a political history of the presidency of Laura Roslin, as portrayed in the television series “Battlestar Galactica.”

From the essay: “Battlestar Galactica portrayed a flawed species doomed to repeating cycles of violence and self-destruction. This was a hard-sell to TV audiences. The intricacy of the storytelling made it difficult for casual viewers to begin watching halfway through, and the dark profundity of the themes was not to all tastes. These very features, though, magnified the show’s ability to tackle complex political issues and to offer a comprehensive and nuanced representation of executive leadership in a time of crisis.”


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