This volume, originally published in 1983, analyses the extent to which American dominance in world affairs is based on the control of oil resources and the changes which will inevitably take place with the end of the oil era. The author concludes that the USA will be forced to take part in a struggle to control both the new sources of energy and the new technology which must be developed to make use of them.
1. Introduction: The Age of Oil 2. The Early Expansion of American Capitalism 3. The Oil Industry’s Role in American Expansion 4. The Relationship Between the Oil Industry and the American State – The Interwar Period 5. The Relationship between the Oil Industry and the American State – Post World War II Era 6. The Control of World Oil: Policy and Problems 7. The Control of World Oil: The Transformation of Europe 8. TheErosion of US Dominance 9. The Drive to Regain Domiance 10. The Era of Economic Warfare