Living The Hobbesian Nightmare: The Walking Dead

Untitled design (1)Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. This is nowhere more clearly in evidence than in the AMC hit The Walking Dead.

How well will we do after the zombie apocalypse? Not well, I think—we’re a species that burns cars when a football team loses. If anything, watching The Walking Dead has made me wonder how we were ever able to get out of the Hobbesian jungle and into something remotely resembling civilization. The more I get into the show, the more I keep thinking I should start reading the comics.

I was also pretty impressed with the first season of Fear the Walking Dead, and I bought the season 2 pass from Amazon. Twitter seemed to enjoy the first episode of the new season, and I look forward to seeing how this plays out.

And here’s a great Reason essay in which Timothy Sandefur discusses the economic and political lessons in The Walking Dead.

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