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Max Brooks

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Max Brooks is The New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. He has been called ”the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism.“

Brooks is the son of director Mel Brooks and the late actress Anne Bancroft. He is a 1994 graduate of Pitzer College. His wife, Michelle, is a screenwriter, and the couple have a son, Henry.

My Op-Ed for the L.A. Times

On the Pentagon’s broken procurement system, co-written with my MWI Colleague, Lionel Beehner.


L.A. Times Opinion Op-Ed – America’s military is built to help defense contractors, not troops

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“Most people don't believe something can happen until it already has. That's not stupidity or weakness, that's just human nature.”
Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

“Lies are neither bad nor good. Like a fire they can either keep you warm or burn you to death, depending on how they're used.”
Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

“The only rule that ever made sense to me I learned from a history, not an economics, professor at Wharton. "Fear," he used to say, "fear is the most valuable commodity in the universe." That blew me away. "Turn on the TV," he'd say. "What are you seeing? People selling their products? No. People selling the fear of you having to live without their products." Fuckin' A, was he right. Fear of aging, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty, fear of failure. Fear is the most basic emotion we have. Fear is primal. Fear sells.”
Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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Kadaverdoktoren by Lene Kaaberbøl
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