No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East
Leef, George, Freeman
No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East by Ivan Eland Independent Institute · 201 1 · 224 pages · $2 1.95 hardcover; $15.95 paperback
Reviewed by George Leef
Ever since the Royal Navy converted its ships from coal to oil in 191 1, oil has been a "strategic" resource. Powerful nations whose fleets and economies depend on abundant, readily available oil have schemed and when necessary fought to make certain they would be able to get all the oil they wanted. Much blood has been shed in conflicts over oil, but Independent Institute scholar Ivan Eland shows in No War for Oil that we would have saved many lost lives and squandered resources if we had simply allowed …
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Publication information: Article title: No War for Oil: U.S. Dependency and the Middle East. Contributors: Leef, George - Author. Magazine title: Freeman. Volume: 62. Issue: 9 Publication date: November 2012. Page number: 35+. © Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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