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Oil and Turmoil: America Faces OPEC and the Middle East
Oil and Turmoil: America Faces OPEC and the Middle East
By Dankwart A. Rustow
Norton, 1982, 320 pp
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Professor Rustow, with an earlier book on OPEC and a long list of publications on the Middle East to his credit, is an ideal author for such a book as this, which explores and explains both the politics of oil and the oil factor in politics. In view of the vast amount of writing on these matters in the past decade, much of his story is familiar, but he tells it in historical perspective, with a sense of proportion, a healthy skepticism toward the self-serving statements of governments and oil companies, and a refreshing candor and style.