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Addicted to Oil: Americas Relentless Drive for Energy Security Ian Rutledge

Addicted to Oil: Americas Relentless Drive for Energy Security

Ian Rutledge

Published
ISBN : 9781845113193
Paperback
288 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 andMoreAs 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 Americas 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 Americas hyper-motorized consumers.