The masthead up thar says this blog is about “civilization and public life.”  Problem is, to date, the blog has been pretty much just “religion and public life,” which makes us a cheesy one-man knock-off of the inestimable First Things.  So, as exciting as the political wars have been this year, I’ve been waiting for a chance to do a culture post.  You know, some high and refined piece about Casablanca and the Nazi sensibility, or why diegetic music in stage musicals is the best thing since The Drowsy Chaperone.

This week, I finally found De Civitate‘s first important cultural commentary, and it is even more erudite than I hoped.

That’s right, audience: this week, you will learn the correct order in which to watch the six Star Wars films.

It’s the Machete Order: IV, V, II, III, VI.

For the rest, I’ll turn you over to Mr. Machete himself, at his blog.

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