World Politics Question #5

And now for something completely different (but perhaps not so different):

If aliens landed on the White House lawn, what do you think that the response of the world's governments would be? How about the response of the US government in particular?

I ask this question both because it's an example that Wendt uses in the article we're reading for Friday, and because it's an excellent test case for various IR theories -- we can talk about courses of action unfettered by any serious need to be historically accurate. In this way, maybe we can grasp the logic of these theories more profoundly.

Besides, writing about possible alien encounters is often less depressing then writing about, say, the present state of the global financial system.

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