One only has to look at the range of reactions to the Egyptian crises to understand the scope of foreign policy ideology. From the cautious, measured reaction of the White House to the lunatic rantings of Glen Beck, each reflects a particular school of thought, a kind of theoretical paradigm through which to see the world.
Imagine if this applied to an invasion from Zombies. If the Zombies showed up tomorrow, what would our official national position be on the undead? What might be the social, political and foreign policy considerations and most of all how would the Zombie threat effect Israel?
This is the fundamental idea behind Tuft's foreign policy Professor Dan Drezner’s new book Theories of International Politics and Zombies My conversation with Dan Drezner: