Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy Security

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I. B. Tauris, Nov 12, 2006 - Business & Economics - 271 pages
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As even George W. Bush acknowledged in his 2006 State of the Union, America is dangerously "addicted to oil". In Addicted to Oil, Ian Rutledge explores the political, economic and social ramifications of the motorization of the US economy and examines the ways in which America's dependence on the car has created oil needs which have heavily influenced US foreign policy. Rutledge argues that the invasion and occupation of Iraq was primarily an attempt to create a pliant and dependable oil protectorate in that troubled region which would underwrite the soaring demand from America's hyper-motorized consumers.

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Review: Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy Security

User Review  - Eric T - Goodreads

Good book with lots of facts and history about oil and the US relation to it. Very dry, hard to read for long periods at a time. Still have not finished it. Read full review

Review: Addicted to Oil: America's Relentless Drive for Energy Security

User Review  - Kamil Salamah - Goodreads

An awesome book that takes you step by step as to how oil has transformed the way of life in the American society and has made it hostage. It also shows you why it ought not be this way. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Ian Rutledge is an energy economist and lectures at the University of Sheffield. He also works as an energy business consultant.

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