Have you ever wondered what would it take to rebuild a working government and re-establish society as we know it if our world was plunged into an apocalyptic event such as those depicted in popular TV, film, and literature such as The Walking Dead, Falling Skies, Revolution, Defiance, The Shape of Things to Come, The Stand, etc.? In each of those scenarios, the population has been decimated and the government dismantled. How would we go about reassembling a modern system of government?

We’ve gathered up some of NYLI’s political philosophy works, landmark documents, and government guide books from our collection that will serve as great starting points!

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