“I think what terrifies me most is the follower. That’s the monster of society, the person who doesn’t think, they just do what they’re told. To me, that’s evil incarnate. Hitler was not as scary as history makes him out to be. It was the millions of followers who were truly frightening. They went along with it without doubt, without cause, without question. Followers come in all distinctions: There are gutless followers, mindless followers, but they’re still following.”
— Unofficial zombie defense provost Max Brooks is the author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which has been adapted into a film starring Brad Pitt. It’s slated to hit theaters in December 2012.