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Zombie policy analysis of Election 2012

November 6, 2012

Jeffrey Goldberg takes a stab at Drezner-style policy analysis of potential differences between Romney and Obama should the nation be faced with zombies in Bloomberg News “When Zombies Invade, Who Do You Want for President?“:

Which candidate, Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, would be better equipped to save civilization in the face of a global zombie uprising?

The mother of all 3 a.m. phone calls would begin like this: “Mr. President, very sorry to wake you, but it seems that a devastating pathogen has reanimated the dead and turned them into cannibals, and now they’re feasting on the living,

Goldberg highlights a number of important recent zombie apocalypse memes: Hurricane Sandy, FEMA, CDC, military responses, and concludes:

We are living in an age in which the velocity of cataclysm seems to be accelerating. Combine that with political dysfunction and widespread cynicism, and you have a formula for eventual disaster, with or without zombies.

Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for the Atlantic, is the author of “Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror.” He was formerly a Washington correspondent and a Middle East correspondent for the New Yorker.” Goldberg has been bitten by the “zombie” bug:

zombie jeffrey goldberg

Update:
here’s the article at The Atlantic: “How Would Obama and Romney Handle a Zombie Invasion?

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