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Without delving into the likely merits of the underlying proposition of Matthew Simmons' "Twilight in the Desert" thesis (his original presentation can be found here), I found it notable that he author of the WSJ piece is from the American Enterprise Institute, not exactly the sort of group one might expect to climb on board the "peak oil" bandwagon.  It also struck me as odd that the WSJ placed the article (review?) on its Leisure & Arts page.

To the extent that this hasn't already been done elsewhere, any thoughts on the presentation?

by The Maven on Tue Jun 28th, 2005 at 09:00:07 AM EST
Yes, lots of weird stuff with that article. Maybe it's some arcane compromise between various "stakeholders" in the op ed pages.

I'll have a look at the presentation.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 28th, 2005 at 09:03:29 AM EST
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Well, James Woolsey and Frank Gaffney have jumped on the energy independence bandwagon in a big way. So it's not all that surprising.

If Dems don't get really active on this, some neocons will be able to set the direction of our response to Peak.

by emptywheel (emptywheel at earthlink dot net) on Tue Jun 28th, 2005 at 09:47:45 AM EST
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