Syriana and Big Oil
Article from: OGEL 1 (2006), in Context & Culture
The movie "Syriana" raises the specter of the powerful and malign influence of what is generally referred to as "Big Oil". Without seeking to be an apologist for this or any other industry we should determine whether this portrayal is true or a very misleading urban legend with perverse effects on US foreign and domestic policy. One thing is clear, the vision of the all powerful petroleum lobby has had political resonance for decades and continues to be a rallying cry for many. The Sierra Club is so supportive of this vision that it touts the movie on its website as if it were actual ...