Ep. 5 - "Zombies and Global Security" with Max Brooks

April 06, 2016 00:19:41
Ep. 5 - "Zombies and Global Security" with Max Brooks
Modern War Institute
Ep. 5 - "Zombies and Global Security" with Max Brooks
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Show Notes

We talk to Max Brooks, writer of the Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and Harlem Hellfighters, about how a zombie plague can help us understand current and future security issues. 

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