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I'm reading Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and… - Nathan
September 21st, 2006
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I'm reading Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. Since I've been reading up on oil issues for a while now (I'm just the latest guy to hop onto the peak oil bandwagon), the general picture the book is painting isn't much of a surprise.

What is coming across as rather strange is that (in the first quarter of the book) there is a character that is treated as a victim, and for whom I believe we are supposed to develop sympathy: the poor, abused, over-exerted Saudi oil fields. It's the nature of the book that they get more detailed characterization than any of the actual humans involved, but the near-anthropomorphizing that's going on is bizarre.

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From:ocschwar
Date:September 22nd, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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Heh. I'm Apuleius on The Oil Drum.
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