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It's a matter of life and death... and, er, undeath.  Irregardless, it should be far less tortuous than this

There's a follow-on blog post that will come from this, I promise. 

Your humble blogger kindly requests all readers to take this very brief two-question survey

It’s a matter of life and death… and, er, undeath.  Irregardless, it should be far less tortuous than this

There’s a follow-on blog post that will come from this, I promise. 

Daniel W. Drezner is a professor of international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School. He blogged regularly for Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2014. Twitter: @dandrezner

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