Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
Since September 11th 2001 and the commencement of the war on terror , the world s attention has been focused on the relationship between US foreign policy in the Middle East and the oceans of crude oil that lie beneath the region s soil.
Michael Klare traces oil s impact on international affairs since World War II, revealing its influence on the Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon and Carter governments. He shows how America s own wells are drying up as demand increases and warns that by 2010 the US will need to import 60% of its oil. And since most of this supply will have to come from chronically unstable, often violently anti-American zones the Persian Gulf, the Caspian Sea, Latin America and Africa their dependency is bound to lead to recurrent military involvement.
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Since the United States will need to import 60 percent of its oil by 2010, most of it from now deeply anti-American countries, we had better start rethinking our energy politics. So argues the author of Blood and Oil. ... Read full review
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great book , an academic to approach to the current political conflict and its relation with oil worldwide. Read full review
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