My theory is that Newt Gingrich spent the weekend watching Jessica Alba's short-lived sci-fi series, Dark Angel, on DVD. That show, besides featuring the sexy young Ms. Alba, was about a dystopian future, where the US became a wasteland after an electronic pulse rendered all of our technology inert. The show was a hoot, and Alba kicked ass. But I wouldn't try to build our foreign policy around it.
Gingrich Still Clinging To Fiction Novels As The Basis For His Foreign Policy Ideas
. . .This morning, during a speech at the Heritage Foundation, Gingrich was at it again. He lamented how the world’s democracies “hid from reality” in the 1920s and 30s and failed to confront the emerging threat in Europe and East Asia. Citing what he had read in “novels,” he then linked that to his perceived EMP threat and deplored the “failure to translate the ability of the imagination into public policy.” “We are living at the edge of a catastrophe,” he said. . .
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