A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order

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This book is a gripping account of the murky world of the international oil industry and its role in world politics. Scandals about oil are familiar to most of us. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil enjoy a controversially close relationship. The US economy relies upon the cheap and unlimited supply of this single fuel. William Engdahl takes the reader through a history of the oil industry's grip on the world economy. ...

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Overview

This book is a gripping account of the murky world of the international oil industry and its role in world politics. Scandals about oil are familiar to most of us. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil enjoy a controversially close relationship. The US economy relies upon the cheap and unlimited supply of this single fuel. William Engdahl takes the reader through a history of the oil industry's grip on the world economy. His revelations are startling.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783925725197
  • Publisher: Paul & Company Publishers Consortium, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288

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William Engdahl has written on issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, beginning the first oil shock in the early 1970's. After a degree in politics from Princeton University and graduate study in comparative economics at the University of Stockholm, he worked as a free-lance writer in New York and later in Europe, covering subjects including IMF policy in the former Soviet Union, Third World debt issues, hedge funds and the Asia crisis. Mr. Engdahl has contributed regularly to a number of publications including Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Foresight magazine; Grant'sInvestor.com, European Banker and Business Banker International. He has spoken at numerous international conferences on geopolitical, economic and energy subjects, from London to Jakarta to Moscow. He currently lives in Germany and in addition to writing regularly on issues of economics, energy and international affairs.

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Table of Contents

1 The three pillars of the British Empire 1
2 The lines are drawn : Germany and the geopolitics of the Great War 11
3 A global fight for control of petroleum begins 19
4 Oil becomes the weapon, the Near East the battleground 35
5 Combined and conflicting goals : the United States rivals Britain 50
6 The Anglo-Americans close ranks 65
7 Oil and the new world order of Bretton Woods 85
8 A sterling crisis and the Adenauer-de Gaulle threat 105
9 Running the world economy in reverse : who made the 1970s oil shocks? 127
10 Europe, Japan and a response to the oil shock 150
11 Imposing the new world order 178
12 From the evil empire to the axis of evil 223
13 A new millennium for oil geopolitics 246
App. I Founding members of the Trilateral Commission (1973) 285
App. II Participants at the Saltsjobaden meeting of the Bilderberg Group (1973) 286
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