I did get just a whiff of an attitude about "zombie-fearing go-it-alone" preppers that doesn't make much of an effort to hide the author's preference for the kumbaya, communitarian version.
I'm also amused by the contention that "riots, looting, and panic" don't set in. Of course they don't - not in the first hour or two. But let people go without food, water, and power for more than three or four days - with no succor in sight - and you'll see all the "riots, looting, and panic" you've been preparing for. Especially if you live in a heavily urbanized area.
But that aside, yes. A much more even-handed treatment than I'm accustomed to seeing. Next time I run into Matt Welch, I'll tell him so.