Oil. The 19th century was transformed by it. The 20th century was shaped by it. And the 21st century is moving beyond it. But who gave birth to the oil industry? What have they done with the immense wealth and power that it has granted them? And what are they planning to do with that power in a post-carbon world? This is the remarkable true story of the oiligarchs and the world they have created.
Saul Alinsky was a complex character misunderstood by many. I never thought much of him. I noted, though, that American conservatives complained that the socialist left employed the strategies outlined in his book, Rules for Radicals, to get their way.