Petrotyranny is a prescient analysis of the global oil establishment and its implications for us all. Bachers treatment combines, in reader-friendly style, the rigour of scholarly discipline, a common-sense kind of prophecy (particularly with respect to Osama bin Laden), and interdisciplinary competence, underpinned with a restrained sense of irony.
A stunning expose of the oil industry. Youll never want to give them your hard earned money again.
Petrotyranny is a comprehensive and wide-ranging look at the political implications of the development of oil production throughout the globe.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
This densely packed, carefully annotated work is no easy read, but it is highly informative.
This is a breakthrough book for the green and peace movements, and a must-read for anyone interested in solutions to the linked problems of economic globalization, global warming and conflict proliferation...Petrotyranny is a somewhat demanding read, but one that is well worth the effort.
A very timely and provocative book for specialists, policy makers, students, and general readers.
Bacher throws a brilliant light on the dark background intrigues that create the deadly trinity of oil, war and dictatorship.
Petrotyranny takes us around the world on a geography lesson about democracy, dictatorships and oil...this is an excellent source of information for environmental and human rights activists the world over. A definite must for your bookshelf!
Based on his wide reading and prodigious memory, Bacher takes us on a whirlwind, though sometimes confusing, tour of the globe...a timely comment on global oil politics.
Literary Review of Canada