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Empires of Oil: Corporate Oil in Barbarian Worlds by Duncan Clarke

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Part   4CORPORATE OIL ANDWESTERN FUTURE

The clash between corporate oil (from the American empire and the Western world generally) and the barbarian oil world is not yet settled, at least its final outcome. It may turn out to be an endless struggle. It is, however, a more difficult battle than ever before, and it has been made more so by corporate oil’s need to deal with sophisticated threats from within its own domains, just as in Rome it was not only barbarian armies on the outside that brought down the empire but their strategic assaults combined with a weakened polity.

How long can it be before corporate oil raises its awareness of the many hostile forces arraigned against it and determines to learn more about them? Many companies still ...

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