My review of Anna Rubino’s “Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonski and the Power of Information” is up over at PopMatters.
To understand the life and career of Jablonski is to understand how control over oil production in the Middle East slowly shifted from a handful of colluding western oil companies known as the Seven Sisters to the governments of those oil-producing countries, and the formation of OPEC. Jablonski’s role was so prominent within the oil business that she was given the nickname “OPEC’s Midwife”. One must also understand how access to secure supplies of oil has been a major component in the foreign policy of the United States and Great Britain since the end of World War II.
This’ll be my last review for awhile. Between being the Assistant Editor of MichiganLiberal and being the stay-at-home-parent to a pre-schooler and a baby, my time is rather limited.