Saturday, March 30, 2013

Executive Order 9066

As I was grading papers, I came across a reference to Executive Order 9066 regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Then I remembered that Michael Kaminski's Secret History of Star Wars speculated that this might be the origin of Lucas' "Order 66." It certainly seems plausible - or at least more plausible than my theory about Order 66 originating in the massacre of Indonesian communists.

1 comment:

  1. Sir, I was listening to a podcast on the Japanese internment when they referanced order 9066. I immediately thought of Order 66. I know after looking online that I am late to the ballgame but I am interested to see if you have had any further thought on this.