This is what happens when Bloomberg hires Jeffrey Goldberg to interview noted international relations professor and zombieologist Daniel Drezner to discuss the coming electoralzombieocalypse:
…we both arrived at the name of a leader who might have the wherewithal to neutralize the zombie threat: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“He would get out there and say, ‘Don’t be a moron, these are zombies — if they bite you, you’re gonna die,’” Drezner says. “What you need is someone willing to talk straight, someone with steady nerves.”
If you love zombies or international relations theory, then this is the Bloggingheads diavlog for you!
Plus I guaranteed that this particular diavlog would undoubtedly show up here and I know that Adam Weinstein will hold me to my guarantee.
In all seriousness, though, the production values of this diavlog are quite high, the principle theories of international relations are nicely explained (in the context of zombie apocalypse, of course), and there’s even a contest that Dan Drezner is running (for those who’ll watch the whole thing carefully, know their zombie movies, and want to win a copy of his new book).
It’s clear, given the all-out media blitz in which Drezner is currently engaged, that we’ll all have to read his book. So you might as well try to get your copy for free, right? Of course, said media blitz also demonstrates something that my publisher seemingly did not understand: actively trying to sell books is a decent way of selling books. Or, at least, it’s better than just aiming for sufficient library sales to recoup publishing costs.
I kid, I kid … sort of. My book has sold decently well, given its exorbitant cost and ridiculously haughty academic tone. But, clearly, I need to write the sequel: On Human Rights, Human Dignity, and the Wolfman.