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Medieval England Was Home to History’s First Zombie Madness

Science meets history meets the living dead.

Daniel W. Drezner

On Beauty Pageants, Gender and the Living Dead

Last week, Jessica Trisko Darden wrote a guest blog post about the international politics of the Miss Universe pageant.  Yesterday, over at Duck of Minerva, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

We Are Cancelling the Financial Apocalypse!! As for Other Apocalypses….

Sure, it needlessly cost billions of dollars, and it appears that the perpetrators of this month's deadlock have learned almost nothing from the experience... but ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Brad Pitt just depressed the living hell out of me about World War Z

So the big push for World War Z is clearly afoot.  The second trailer for the film was released a week ago:    So this ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How the zombie apocalypse affects interest group politics

Over at the Guardian, Ed Pilkington notes a rather curious silence from a powerful American interest group: The National Rifle Association is so tied up ...

Daniel W. Drezner

This is me at TEDx on zombies

Your humble blogger gave a talk at the "Sex, Tech and Rock & Roll" TEDx event at Binghamton University last month. My talk was entitled ...

Daniel W. Drezner

An appalling lack of zombie preparedness in the Great White North

Your humble blogger is taking a vacation at an undisclosed zombie-proof redoubt for the next ten days, so blogging will be on the lighter side.  ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Has the zombie apocalypse jumped the shark?

In recent weeks there's been a low hum of pretty interesting and not-so-interesting essays asking why there has been so much attention paid in the zombie ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why World War Z scares me — and not in the good way

We might live in an era of globalization, but its is nevertheless true that travel abroad leads to some odd news gaps when one returns.  ...

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