The Kingmaker: Oil, America & the Struggle for Global Power

Consuming on average around twenty billion barrels of oil per day, the U.S. is stringently dependent upon fossil fuels. This dependence has had a marked influence on global politics and has over the course of decades directed U.S. policy both home and abroad. Shaping the international order for much of the last two centuries, global influence — whose is growing and whose is waning — is…