International politics and… zombies! with Daniel Drezner


Hackers got to this road sign in Austin, Texas in 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Nakashima-Brown)
Daniel Drezner, zombified.

Hour 1

[REBROADCAST] When an international conflict such as Kosovo, Iraq or Afghanistan arises, political pundits and theorists wrestle with how various political theories and worldviews differ in their responses. But how would geopolitical stances such as neoconservatism, realism and liberalism respond to the ultimate threat: zombie hordes overrunning borders in their insatiable quest for human brains? That is the all-important question Tufts political scientist DANIEL DREZNER explores in his essential new book, Theories of International Politics AND ZOMBIES. He’ll join Marty in studio to discuss what the zombie canon, from the films of George A. Romero to Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later to AMC’s The Walking Dead, has to tell us about international politics, and how the world’s governments might respond to flesh-eating ghouls.

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