Pushing on: petrolism and the statecraft of oil

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Abstract

Despite expanded debate on energy security, the American relationship to foreign oil in the ten years since 9/11 has remained unchanged. We argue that energy policy has languished for three reasons: (1) the creation of a fake ‘addiction’ discourse, (2) the real petroleum dependency of American militarism, and (3) the importance of oil as a weapon in American statecraft.

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