The Colony: A Political Tale is an allegory about foreign policy told through two colonies of ants. The story describes the political, economic and military manipulations that the army ants of the Alpha Zee tribe use to gain control over a mushroom-type fungus grown in Antistan. Synopsis: Antistan is a peaceful ant colony that grows a highly nutritious fungus in its underground farms. When the nomadic army ants of the Alpha Zee Colony discover the fungus, they realize they will no longer have to migrate constantly to find food a single meal of fungus will allow their soldiers to fight three times as long, their workers to work faster and longer, and the Queen to lay eggs almost endlessly. What, if anything, can the docile workers of Antistan do to protect their fungus and their way of life? The Colony is a story of political intrigue and military domination that is as old as recorded history and as current as today s headlines.