“Oil is a bit like heroin: the injection of cash from each oil cargo delivers a feeling of well-being, but the cumulative effect over time is a dangerous addiction”
From the Introduction
An explosive story where journalist Nicholas Shaxson speaks with African presidents, oil barons, and ordinary citizens to expose how rich countries’ oil companies exploit African nations, leaving them ravaged, corrupt, and penniless.
May 07 •£15.99•978-1-4039-7194-4
Forthcoming in July 2007
“A captivating and unique insider’s account... this is a strong wake up call to the West that not only exposes the conditions that have led to our deteriorating relations with the Arab world but provides a brave way forward. It’s time to listen to Josh Rushing.”
- Michael Wolff, Columnist, Vanity Fair
A former U.S Marine turned Al Jazeera reporter sheds new light on the war of perceptions between the West and the Arab world.
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