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‘The Walking Dead’ 5×11 Recap: Trust Fall

If you’ve been paying attention to TV and movies in the last decade or so, you’ve likely seen a lot of post-apocalyptic landscapes. And every one just seems to agree that any worldwide disaster will come complete with a fairly standard “every man for himself” ethos. Want to start rebuilding society? Sure, only after you become a big enough badass to kill everyone who wants to murder you and take your stuff, then find a bunch of other badasses you share goals with, and begin to build trust.

It seems like we’ve all collectively decided that without civilization, human beings are basically assholes. Guess Thomas Hobbes was right. We can go tell our Intro to Philosophy professors to stop teaching that unit altogether; we’ve made up our minds.

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