In case you haven’t heard, “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on Sunday for its final six episodes. Political science has had a lot to say about the series, from alliance politics in the War of the Five Kings to questions of gender and regime type. It can also help us understand the role of the show’s three dragons: Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.
George R.R. Martin, the author of the books that inspired the TV series, once referred to dragons as the “nuclear deterrent” of Westeros. In this view, dragons, like nuclear weapons, deter others from attacking, because they can cause mass destruction by raining fire from above.… Seguir leyendo »