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Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency. Michael T. Klare

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In his pathbreaking Resource Wars, world security expert Michael Klare alerted us to the role of resources in conflicts in the post-cold-war world. Now, in Blood and Oil, he concentrates on a single precious commodity, petroleum, while issuing a warning to the United States--its most powerful, and most dependent, global consumer.

Since September 11 and the commencement of the war on terror, the world's attention has been focused on the relationship between U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and the oceans of crude oil that lie beneath the region's soil. Klare traces oil's impact on international affairs since World War II, revealing its influence on the Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Carter doctrines. He shows how America's own wells are drying up as our demand increases; by 2010 the United States will need to import 60 percent 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--our dependency is bound to lead to recurrent military involvement.

With clarity and urgency, Blood and Oil delineates the United States' predicament and cautions that it is time to change our energy policies, before we spend the next decades paying for oil with blood.

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The story of how and why America's thirst for petrol is killing us. Klare traces oil's impact on international affairs back to the Second World War and its influence on the governments of the time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141020037
Author:
Klare, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Klare, Michael T.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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