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BLOWOUT de Rachel Maddow

Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy–Winner Take All

Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

by Rachel Maddow
Crown, October 2019

Rachel Maddow’s Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe–from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea–exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. She shows how Russia’s rich reserves of crude have, paradoxically, stunted its growth, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia’s rot into its rivals, its neighbors, the United States, and the West’s most important alliances. Chevron, BP, and a host of other industry players get their star turn, but ExxonMobil and the deceptively well-behaved Rex Tillerson emerge as two of the past century’s most consequential corporate villains. The oil-and-gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers. But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, « like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. You can’t really blame the lion. It’s in her nature. »
This book is a clarion call to contain the lion: to stop subsidizing the wealthiest industry on earth, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of predatory oil executives and their enablers. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow writes, « Democracy either wins this one or disappears. »

Rachel Maddow is host of the Emmy Award-winning Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, as well as the author of Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, a #1 New York Times bestseller. Maddow received a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University and earned her doctorate in political science at Oxford University. She lives in New York City and Massachusetts with her partner, artist Susan Mikula.

Une vision fascinante de l’industrie pétrolière et gazière

« La démocratie gagnera ou disparaîtra. »

Crown, imprint de  Random House, annonce la publication le 1 octobre 2019 de l’ouvrage de Rachel Maddow intitulé, BLOWOUT : Russie, Démocratie, Etat voyou et Industrie la plus riche et la plus destructrice de la planète.

Rachel Maddow, animatrice de télévision et commentatrice politique, a remporté un Emmy Award  pour son émission sur MSNBC.

BLOWOUT est une vision fascinante et sans concessions de l’industrie pétrolière et gazière, incroyablement lucrative et corrompue. Avec l’ humour noir qui la caractérise, Maddow nous emporte dans un voyage à travers le monde – d’Oklahoma City à la Sibérie en passant par la Guinée équatoriale – exposant la cupidité et l’incompétence des grandes puissances pétrolières et gazières.

Ce livre est un appel à cesser de subventionner l’industrie la plus riche de la planète, à lutter pour la transparence et à contrôler l’influence des dirigeants pétroliers. Les enjeux n’ont jamais été aussi élevés.