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Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM By Meg Jacobs

An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn Panic at the Pump, Meg Jacobs shows how a succession of crises beginning with the 1973 Arab oil embargo prompted American politicians to seek energy independence, and how their failure to do so shaped the world we live in When the crisis hit, the Democratic Party was divided, with oldeAn authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn Panic at the Pump, Meg Jacobs shows how a succession of crises beginning with the 1973 Arab oil embargo prompted American politicians to seek energy independence, and how their failure to do so shaped the world we live in When the crisis hit, the Democratic Party was divided, with older New Deal liberals who prized access to affordable energy squaring off against young environmentalists who pushed for conservation Meanwhile, conservative Republicans challenged both kinds of governmental activism and argued that there would be no energy crisis if the government got out of the way and let the market work The result was a stalemate in Washington and panic across the country miles long gas lines, Big Oil conspiracy theories, even violent strikes by truckers.Jacobs argues that the energy crises of the 1970s became, for many Americans, an important object lesson in the limitations of governmental power Washington proved unable to design a national energy policy, and the inability to develop resources and conserve only made the United States dependent on oil from abroad As we face the repercussions of a changing climate, a volatile oil market, and continued unrest in the Middle East, Panic at the Pumpis a necessary and instructive account of a formative period in American political history.
  • Title: Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s
  • Author: Meg Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780809058471
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover

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Peter Mcloughlin Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
As John Updike said in his novel Rabbit Run in the seventies it seemed like the American ride was coming to an end. The postwar prosperity built in large part on cheap oil came to an end in the seventies when Americans got a rude awakening in the 1973 Arab Israeli war when OPEC cut oil production. The disarray of liberals along with realignments breaking up the new deal coalition gave the new right which was very busy in this period an unprecedented opportunity to smash the New Deal experiment a [...]
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Jonathan Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
A well-researched book about the impact of the oil shocks of the 1970s on American politics---the ideological composition of the parties (including the balance of power within them), public sentiment toward and trust of government, jockeying of politicians and the sausage-making of legislation, domestic policy (and not just energy policy, because energy resources have a large impact, through the economy, on revenue and thus social programs), and foreign policy (especially the real and perceived [...]
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Brad B Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
This was interesting for me personally, as I lived through these events but was too young to remember much. I felt it took the author 50 pages or so to get into a solid narrative, afterwards I found the book quite interesting and significant in getting a better understanding of how the Reagan/Bush conservatism (which is not as far as some might think from the current extremist GOP) came to power. I would have liked a formal introduction to the structure of the petroleum market at the time. It is [...]
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Alex Reneski Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
Perhaps of great interest to those who intensely study geopolitics, USA politics and economics. Many, many quotes from the era, but I could not tell whether it was unfocused or trying to be unbiased. Lots of research apparently went into it, but the conclusions seem vague.However, having lived thru the gas lines and "rationing", alternate days for getting gas, etc I know one thing: there was a very popular saying and feeling among us common folks -"When gas gets to $1 a gallon, the shortage will [...]
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James Crabtree Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
I only got to page 21 before I had to put this book down. The author begins by looking at oil (and criticizing free market economies in the process) and George H.W. Bush (although the way she writes I'm not sure if she thinks she's writing about George W. Bush) but the worst part was where she as much as said something to the effect that Republicans realized in the 1960s "that race baiting wouldn't get them the policies they wanted in regards to oil legislation." Considering that LBJ needed Repu [...]
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Laura Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
3.5 stars.I am a child of the 70s, literally. I was in preschool at the beginning and in the 8th grade at the end. So I have glimmerings of memory of the political events in the 70s, but not much more. This book was very enlightening on the question of the energy crisis and the Democrats' and Republicans' different approaches to dealing with it. But it was very grim going, and took me quite some time to finish (to the detriment of my challenge!).While I am not a fan of the unfettered market for [...]
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Yunis Esa Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
it is interesting how different factors are reasons to the solution, but the only thing that people see are the obvious solutions to the problem. a lot of the problems barriers are not in the control of the commander and chief. It seems that if the problem is not solved immediately by federal government, or the problem becomes worst not because of the actions of the Commander and chief. The Nation is ready to throw in the towel and to a solution from the other side.
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Beth Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
This book was good, but challenging to get through. Lots of information, engaging but dense. As someone born in 1976, there was a lot I didn't understand about the 1970s and this book really enhanced my understanding of that era and the Nixon, Carter and Ford presidencies.
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Kevin Nov 14, 2019 - 00:49 AM
Very in depth and detailed history of how oil become the mammoth industry and political force that it is today.
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Panic at the Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s By Meg Jacobs An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn Panic at the Pump, Meg Jacobs shows how a succession of crises beginning with the 1973 Arab oil embargo prompted American politicians to seek energy independence, and how their failure to do so shaped the world we live in When the crisis hit, the Democratic Party was divided, with oldeAn authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn Panic at the Pump, Meg Jacobs shows how a succession of crises beginning with the 1973 Arab oil embargo prompted American politicians to seek energy independence, and how their failure to do so shaped the world we live in When the crisis hit, the Democratic Party was divided, with older New Deal liberals who prized access to affordable energy squaring off against young environmentalists who pushed for conservation Meanwhile, conservative Republicans challenged both kinds of governmental activism and argued that there would be no energy crisis if the government got out of the way and let the market work The result was a stalemate in Washington and panic across the country miles long gas lines, Big Oil conspiracy theories, even violent strikes by truckers.Jacobs argues that the energy crises of the 1970s became, for many Americans, an important object lesson in the limitations of governmental power Washington proved unable to design a national energy policy, and the inability to develop resources and conserve only made the United States dependent on oil from abroad As we face the repercussions of a changing climate, a volatile oil market, and continued unrest in the Middle East, Panic at the Pumpis a necessary and instructive account of a formative period in American political history.

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