This week’s guests:
– Antonia Juhasz – on Iraqi oil law, and her new book, The Tyranny of Oil
– Robert Dreyfuss – on President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet nominations and staff appointments
Antonia Juhasz is a policy-analyst, author and activist living in San Francisco.
She is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, a fellow with Oil Change International, and a senior analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. She has taught at the New College of California in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program and as a guest lecturer on U.S. Foreign Policy at the McMaster University Labour Studies Program in a unique educational program with the Canadian Automobile Workers Union.
Juhasz is the author of The Tyranny of Oil: the World’s Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It, described as “A worthy successor to ‘The Prize’… A riveting read with a bold blueprint for ending the madness,” by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former EPA Secretary, Terry Tamminen. In Tyranny Juhasz provides the hardest-hitting exposé of the oil industry in decades, answering today’s most pressing energy questions: Why are oil and gasoline prices rising so quickly? Where will prices go in the future? Who’s really controlling those prices? How much oil is left? How far will Big Oil go to get it? And at what cost to the economy, environment, human rights, worker safety, public health, democracy, and America’s place in the world?
The Tyranny of Oil: The Most Powerful Industry – And What We Must Do to Stop It
Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist who specializes in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security. In 2001, he was profiled as a leading investigative journalist by the Columbia Journalism Review. In 2003, he was awarded Project Censored’s first prize for a story on the role of oil in U.S. policy toward Iraq. He has appeared on scores of radio and television talk shows, including MSNBC, National Public Radio, and Pacifica’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.
Based in Alexandria, Dreyfuss has been writing for Rolling Stone for at least a decade, and currently covers national security for Rolling Stone’s National Affairs section. Dreyfuss is also a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect.
He is best known for ground-breaking stories about the war in Iraq, the war on terrorism, and post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy. In 2002, he wrote the first significant profile of Ahmed Chalabi by a journalist, for The American Prospect. Also in 2002, he also wrote the first analysis of the war between the Pentagon and the CIA over policy toward Iraq, which included the first important account of the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans.
Robert Dreyfuss Official Website