The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It

The Tyranny of Oil The World s Most Powerful Industry and What We Must Do to Stop It Juhasz bravely and expertly exposes the inner workings of an industry and a government riddled with secrets lies and deception Daniel Ellsberg author of Secrets A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon

  • Title: The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry--and What We Must Do to Stop It
  • Author: Antonia Juhasz
  • ISBN: 9780061434501
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Juhasz bravely and expertly exposes the inner workings of an industry and a government riddled with secrets, lies, and deception Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers In the tradition of the Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Antonia Juhasz s The Tyranny of Oil offers a chilling expos of the modern America Juhasz bravely and expertly exposes the inner workings of an industry and a government riddled with secrets, lies, and deception Daniel Ellsberg, author of Secrets A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers In the tradition of the Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Antonia Juhasz s The Tyranny of Oil offers a chilling expos of the modern American oil industry and its dire abuse of power A leading international trade and finance policy expert and the author of The Bush Agenda, Juhasz presents eye opening truths about a potentially catastrophic global energy crisis that only promises to get much worse in the coming years and provides possible solutions for meaningful change Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, calls The Tyranny of Oil a bold blueprint for ending the madness, and the Christian Science Monitor tells us, a good first step toward true energy independence is to read this insightful book.

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    1. Ever wondered why the US government spends trillions of dollars to launch massive wars against Middle Eastern nations that have never attacked us, but refuses to do absolutely anything about the ongoing climate crisis? This book is for you.The Tyranny of Oil is an exposee of "Big Oil", meaning Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell, the largest oil corporations in the world (and some of THE largest corporations in the world). The book exposes how these enormous oil octop [...]

    2. Equal parts informative and outraging, Juhasz lays out the history of the oil industry and the ebb and flow of its incredible power in world economics and politics. It's hard not to feel completely overwhelmed by the money and influence this industry wields - especially to anyone who might consider challenging it.This book first came to my attention through Telesur's Empire Files which featured the author in a segment on oil. I was immediately hooked by what Juhasz said about the history of Stan [...]

    3. I have trouble understanding how one can be both an American Patriot and a Free-Market Advocate when the largest players in that market are these megalopagazilla leviathans.

    4. This book described the oil industry from its inception, John D. Rockefeller's monopoly, its breakup, and how the industry has regrouped to gain, once again, a monopoly over this energy resource. Juhasz explains how the industry works: how oil prices get set (not based on oil availability), the oil industry from exploration, drilling, refining and transportation, and the new sources of oil and how they damage the environment (tar sands in Canada, shale oil in Montana, off shore drilling) Particu [...]

    5. Ms. Juhasz has detailed how our government politically uses war and invasion as a tool to control countries and rob them of their natural resources. She traces Big Oil's tactics from Rockefeller to the current oil crises/war in Iraq. She does this in a readable way that never is beyond our comprehension. She takes no prisoners but names names that are frighteningly current. This is a book to re-read as the future is also written into this credible epic of the Tyranny of Oil.

    6. A very average book that primarily meant for academics interested in the history of oil companies in the US. For someone new to the oil industry it was tough going.

    7. Long before the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil has been a problem. More specifically, Big Oil has been a big problem.In Antonia Juhasz’s must read, ‘The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry and What We Must Do to Stop It’ – just released in paperback – the author reveals numerous secrets of the oil business; secrets that are having a profound effect on our environment, global economies and the prospect of never-ending wars in hot zones across our planet.Everyone kn [...]

    8. Long before the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Oil has been a problem. More specifically, Big Oil has been a big problem.In Antonia Juhasz’s must read, ‘The Tyranny of Oil: The World’s Most Powerful Industry and What We Must Do to Stop It’ – just released in paperback – the author reveals numerous secrets of the oil business; secrets that are having a profound effect on our environment, global economies and the prospect of never-ending wars in hot zones across our planet.Everyone kn [...]

    9. sfbg/printable_entry.pSpeed ReadingThe Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry -- and What We Must Do to Stop ItBy Ben TerrallThe Tyranny Of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry — And What We Must Do To Stop ItBy Antonia JuhaszWilliam Morrow480 pages$26.99In responding to an attack on her book in the Washington Post, Antonia Juhasz explained, "My goal in writing The Tyranny of Oil was to offer an analysis that has been sorely missing in U.S. literature since the 1975 publication [...]

    10. Simply superb. Juhasz, who also wrote The Bush Agenda, here brilliantly exposes the pernicious effects of the oil industry and its disproportionate effect on American democracy. Juhasz explains--clearly, with ample evidence--that our country's addiction to oil is hardly "accidental," but the result of decades of deliberate control and exploitation of the need for reliable energy sources. Juhasz offers substantial evidence throughout, and this is a great source book for that reason, for discussio [...]

    11. The author goes out of her way to grind her axe against big oil. It would have more interesting to be a little more even handed. She wants to "stop" big oil from doing something but doesn't really make clear what she would "stop". Except maybe them making money! Her alternatives are also weak ans by the end she sounds pissed off that gas is costing her 4.00/gal and thats why she wrote the book.

    12. It really lays into the oil industry as a greedy not moral group of people. However it disusses in detail the roel of industry in the lobbying process, In light of the recent decision by the supreme court of campaign funding by corporations, I would be very worried. This makes already powerful corporations even more so. It also discusses the history og big oil in the US - from Rockefeller on. It is a compelling read.

    13. This book is insightful. Juhasz does a great job at giving info and facts on the tactics of big oil and how they play a big part in governmental policy. What this book lacks however is the 2nd half of the title what we must do to stop big oil, she doesn't really expand on that topic or bring any ideas or thoughts as alternatives to "stop big oil".

    14. Very well done - especially the shift in Global Oil these past decades (mergers of the big companies into mega companies, shift back to domestic production) with an excellent and easily understandable section on the oil futures market and how it influences oil prices. I'm impressedCheers. Rob P.

    15. so far not too compellingke a college research paper.hI think I might have to skim the restis gal is a little over the top.zzled outi got bored immed it then let it die a slow death on my night standrggghhh

    16. Read this book with interest but as a Canadian and an Albertan I was somewhat surprised to find that Fort McMurray - the centre of Alberta's oil sand extraction (dirty oil) industry, was referred to as Fort McNurray - her publisher should consider a review of its proof reading procedures.

    17. If you haven't already, listen to the author speak on Terry Gross's fresh air. It's an enlightening interview. npr/templates/story/st

    18. An excellent topic but I am not a fan of how this author writes. the book is very dry and seems to drone on and on.

    19. As heard on the World Beyond the Headlines podcast.I need to be careful, because my soon-to-be cousin-in-law works for the oil industry

    20. By far the best book about the oil industry I have read to date. I recommend it highly. Standard Oil is back and we need to break it up yet again asap. What a despicable bunch.

    21. تاريخ النفط وكيف تدار السياسه العالميه من خلال النفط. تتفاجأ باللتغير في القرارات السياسيه بين ليه وضحاها وتتساءل كيف أصبح عدو الأمس صديق اليوم والعكس ! إقرأ هذا الكتاب لتكتشف السر العظيم

    22. Took me months because i was supposed to be reading this with a friend, but i'm finally done. Pretty insightful book!

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