Abstract:Despite expanded debate on energy security, the American relationship to foreign oil in the ten years since 9/11 has remained unchanged. We argue that energy policy has languished for three reasons: (1) the creation of a fake ‘addiction’ discourse, (2) the real petroleum dependency of American militarism, and (3) the importance of oil as a weapon in American statecraft.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA.
Publication date: September 1, 2011