Reviews of The Tyranny of Oil

Toronto Star Interview with Antonia Juhasz
By Peter Gorrie, The Toronto Star
December 21st, 2009
“The Tyranny of Oil, a detailed account of the industry’s rise to power…is part homage to 150 years of anti-monopoly muckraking and trust-busting and part signpost to where the leading edge of the environmental and social activist movements are headed.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian
By Ben Terrall, San Francisco Bay Guardian
May 8th, 2009
“Juhasz succeeds…and then some” in this “tightly-written overview of the rise of Big Oil, from its origins…to the era of the petroleum megacorporations busily destroying what’s left of our biosphere via oil wars and Godzilla-sized carbon footprints.”

By Earthjustice, Winter 2008/2009 Earthjustice Catalogue
January 23rd, 2009
“A must read.”

Infoshop News
December 6th, 2008
“Thoroughly researched and lucidly written, it is a comprehensive summary of the myriad ways in which the US oil industry has damaged our country and our planet. From the earliest days of the Standard Oil monopoly to the current war in Iraq, Juhasz shows how Big Oil has manipulated governments, destroyed communities, fouled the environment and held nations hostage in their never ending effort to achieve ever greater profits at our expense.”

Washington Post
By Steve LeVine, Washington Post
November 11, 2008

“…well-written…. presciently criticizes the weak oversight of the oil futures market.”

Talk About Crude
Letter to The Washington Post Book Editor correcting errors in journalist Steve LeVine’s review of The Tyranny of Oil.

Full Length Response to Washington Post Review
Juhasz corrects the many factual errors in journalist Steve LeVine’s November 11 review of The Tyranny of Oil published in The Washington Post.

The Christian Science Monitor
by Brian Black, The Christian Science Monitor
October 23rd, 2008
“Juhasz’s work is a brave, groundbreaking case study of how national security can be compromised by the lifestyle we lead… A good first step toward true energy independence is to read this insightful book.”

Publishers Weekly
October 20th, 2008
“In this thorough, readable takedown of Big Oil, the most profitable industry in the world, Juhasz (The Bush Agenda) exposes the ways in which a half dozen oil companies have achieved control over American families and U.S. politics, triggering environmental and humanitarian catastrophes they have no intention of resolving… Calling for a “Separation of Oil and State,” this excellent, wide-ranging study of disastrous monopoly capitalism should shake up notions that major energy players are interested in any alternative to more oil, money and power.”

Kirkus Reviews
September 15th, 2008
A “timely, blistering critique… white-hot… Explosive fuel for the raging debate on oil prices.”