The Walking Dead, Tocqueville, and Voluntary Cooperation

What can The Walking Dead teach us about prosperity? A lot, according to Professor Dan D’Amico of Loyola University. While The Walking Dead has shown viewers what zombies do to society since 2010, political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about shambling, lonesome, soulless creatures and the decline of society long before the show debuted. D’Amico explores what The Walking Dead and Tocqueville’s writings have in common, and what they reveal about the key to human prosperity.


  1. Damian Gunjak

    Sounds like Tocqueville saw things that never changed.  Americas prison system is still dysfunctional as ever. 

  2. Anderson Chaves

    Tocqueville was brilliant!

  3. diamond_max

    Interesting way to look at it.

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