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The Books

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal

Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich
Breach of Trust

How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew J. Bacevich

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse
Kill Anything That Moves

The Real American War in Vietnam
by Nick Turse

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren
We Meant Well

How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
by Peter Van Buren

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew BacevichWashington Rules
America's Path to Permanent War
by Andrew Bacevich


Dismantling The Empire: America's Last Best Hope by Chalmers JohnsonDismantling The Empire
America's Last Best Hope
by Chalmers Johnson


The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich
The Limits Of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew Bacevich


Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
Imperial Ambitions

Conversations on the Post-9/11 World
by Noam Chomsky


Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin
Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
by Greg Grandin

A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred McCoy
A Question of Torture

CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Alfred McCoy

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency by Michael Klare
Blood and Oil

The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
by Michael T. Klare

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March 13, 2012

Comments

Where are the people and technologies focused on eliminating oil as our primary energy source??? Move on..., this is a pointless, gerbil wheel exercise in depression. Focus on people and technologies that are changing that dynamic please. We are wasting a lot of time and thought we can't afford to waste on a lot of people hellbent on destroying the planet.

Just think of how many American jobs could be created and barrels of oil spared if US cities brought their public transportation up to snuff and, at the same time, rationed gasoline the way sugar and meat were rationed during WWII.

But America's dysfunctional Congress would never let it happen, as the politicians are still living in the (mythical) past of American exceptionalism and unipolarity.

I disagree. We are using LESS oil then before, and discovering/exploiting supplies you described, at great expense. We are now, once again, an exporter and oil-rich,

But, previously, when at war, there were Price Controls and "War Profits " limitations. Now there are none. The artificial sky- high prices in the face of oversupply, the enormous funding of Congress as "Election Contributions", show no more "Free Market" competition. The Supreme Court Protection of Profits.Profiteers, and the Devious practices employed to maximize Private and Big-Corporate profit are also causes.Plus both Party's mutual exploitation of the working Class, ALL these are why things are going wrong for the Majority and ever better for the rich-banking-military - corporate few.

A few small corrective, Egalitarian, sharing, steps would make it right again.But if the small elites work only for their own greedy selves, all of the benefits of 15 billion, slow years of evolution are gone for this species, and we'll have to wait for a better species,motivated by intraspecies Mutual Aid.

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