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Nor is it clear, as Ms. Jacobs contends, that energy was the dominant political concern of the s. In reality Americans, along with the citizens of almost every other wealthy country, had ample cause to be unhappy Jacobs tells her story largely by stringing together pronouncements by politicians and anecdotes from the media The extraordinary complexity of unwinding decades of government intervention in energy markets goes missing amid the stereotypes.
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Social Sciences. Lithub Daily. I strongly suspect rise, resulting in the militarization of the Per- that, after weighing the evidence documented sian Gulf. Transformation of American Politics in the Sometimes the book too closely follows its s. New York: Hill and narrative, leaving readers wishing for the au- Wang, And while the de- Panic at the Pump begins and ends with bate over oil and natural-gas price controls was George H.
After World War II a important, this focus left too little room for young Bush headed to west Texas to make his exploring energy conservation, alternative en- fortune in the oil ields. Four decades later he ergy, electric utilities, or policies involving coal led the nation into war in the Middle East.
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In this view, liberal policies Norman, Oklahoma were responsible for the energy crisis, and con- servative policies ofered a solution. In age United the Right and Fractured America. New York: Basic, Particularly use- to the topic of the New Deal and its legacy, ful is the attention paid to a generation of con- which, in , had sparked his seminal co- servatives including Bush, Dick Cheney, Alan edited volume he Rise and Fall of the New Greenspan, and David Stockman who inlu- Deal Order. Related Papers.
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