Thursday, December 06, 2007

World War Z

America is especially sensitive to war weariness, and nothing brings on a backlash like the perception of defeat. I say "perception" because America is a very all-or-nothing society. We like the big win, the touchdown, the knockout in the first round. We like to know, and for everyone else to know, that our victory wasn't only uncontested, it was positively devastating.

from World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
by Max Brooks
Duckworth, 2006

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