“The specter of an uprising of reanimated corpses,” says political scientist Dan Drezner, “. . . poses a significant challenge to interpreters of international relations and the theories they use to understand the world.” In his amusing essay for Foreign Policy magazine, Drezner explores how different international relations theories—realism, liberalism, neoconservatism—would cope with an invasion of zombies:
The neoconservative policy response to an undead uprising would be simple and direct. To paraphrase Robert Kagan, humans are from Earth, and zombies are from hell. Neither accommodation nor recognition would be sustainable options in the face of the zombie threat. Instead, neocons would recommend an aggressive and militarized response to ensure human hegemony. Rather than wait for the ghouls to come to them, they would pursue offensive policy options that take the fight to the undead. A pre-emptive strike against zombies would, surely, be a war against evil itself.
When it comes to World War Z, I’m unapologetically in the neo-con camp.
(Via: The Volokh Conspiracy)