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Alycia Essig WTNG 102.35 28 November 2006 Analysis of The Price of Our Addition The author of The Price of Our Addition , Jane Bryant Quinn, claims that “for years to come, we’ll be paying for our oil in both treasure and blood, as we fight and parley to keep ever-tighter supplies flowing our way” (45). Quinn supports this idea by presenting some facts and expert opinions, such as thoughts by author of “Blood and Oil” Michael Klare. Her purpose is to inform Americans of the current energy crisis and to warn of possible future danger that could stem from lack of concern about oil unless we develop alternatives energy resources. Quinn presents this to the readers of Newsweek, who are generally the younger adults of America. Her argument is convincing because she uses rational evidence, including statistics, to support her claim. Quinn uses timely and relevant rational evidence to support her position that Americans are addicted to oil and also to present alternatives to that addiction. She starts
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