Beyond the Energy Crisis; Energy and World Politics

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Beyond the Energy Crisis

By John Maddox
McGraw-Hill, 1975
208 pp. $8.95
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Energy and World Politics

By Mason Willrich
Free Press (for the American Society of International Law), 1975
234 pp. $10.00
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Two useful additions to the burgeoning new library of energy. Maddox, the former editor of Nature, shows the same vigor with which he attacked The Limits to Growth in arguing that the jolt of the last few years should spur more sensible energy policies-including the development of nuclear power-to fuel growth. In a more cautious tone, Willrich, with the help of a number of specialists, systematically boxes the compass of economics, politics, security and environment, and says sensible things about the issues that arise.