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A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (edition 2011)

by F. William Engdahl

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Title:A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order
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I'd love to give it 10 stars. It is a brilliant book, and in the words of one Amazon reviewer: "This book is an eye-opener, and it is also very disturbing because suddenly one realizes that the simplified course of history that we have been taught is in fact a lot more complex..." It shows how access to, and dominance of, energy supply has been the root cause of war over the ages -- from wood to coal, and now to oil. ( )
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"William Engdahl takes the reader through a history of the oil industry's grip on the world economy. His revelations are startling. Moving from the post-World War I period up to the present day, he shows how oil is - and has always been - the motivating factor in international policy and conflicts." "Shedding light on the 1970s oil shocks and the grand strategy of Washington after the end of the Cold War, Engdshi presents a convincing case that geopolitics and oil were behind the collapse of the Soviet Union, the breakup of Yugoslavia, the rise and fall of the Taliban. He reveals evidence to show that the decision to go to war in Iraq was not simply an issue of corporate greed. It was a strategic move to control the world economy for the following half century or more."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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