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Unformatted text preview: Dylan Douglas Professor Gillespie The Contemporary American: America and the Middle East Monday, November 17, 2008 Extra Credit: Blood and Oil Michael T. Klare provides a look at the influential facts and evidence centering on Americas petroleum dependency problem in his short film, Blood and Oil. The films insight is truly thought provoking and direct in its set up and method of identifying the national issue. A case is developed through a concise historical background of Americas need, the source of supply, and the eventual politics and desperation associated with the demand for oil. The main purpose of this film is to make people aware of a problem thats affects alter and potentially jeopardize the lives of every American. From the throws of the Industrial Revolution came an age in America that defined the concept of economic supply and demand. Specifically in 1860, with agricultural mechanics and mass production on the rise, one resource in particular was the answer for all of the demand:...
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