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May 06, 2008

Miscellany Peak Oil  Politics

BookForum has a lengthy excerpt from Rick Perlstein's new book, Nixonland. For anyone who remembers 1972 and the McGovern campaign, it's a fascinating read.

Meanwhile, oil hit $122 a barrel today. It's remarkable how little talk there is in the mainstream, still, about the permanence of the trends that have brought this about. It's as if people think it's a temporary blip — a little gas tax holiday and it'll all blow over.

Posted by Jonathan at May 6, 2008 05:31 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb


Hope all is going well on the health front Jon.

Absolutely spot on about the oil prices and the seemingly short attention span being paid to the issue. Gas tax holiday? Give me a break! Re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic as it was sinking! What amazes me is that the technology is out there to move away from fossil fuels but Bush, Brown, et al are just thinking within the context of their own 4/5 years terms. They need to do something NOW if we are going to avoid a war with Iran and China.

Posted by: at May 8, 2008 11:47 AM

How are things going? I've been missing your posts. For me it helps to know at least somebody is reading...

Oil at $130+, Bush grovels

Posted by: Maine Owl at May 23, 2008 03:46 PM

I really hope you are doing okay, Jonathan, and that your absence is because of a computer glitch.

Posted by: Lane_in_PA at May 26, 2008 09:36 AM