By Robert A. Vella

For those interested in educating themselves on the history of America’s dominant oil industry and its often rabid gun culture, I suggest watching the following C-SPAN videos.  In them, you’ll discover not only how special interests have manipulated the political system and public opinion, but also how these forces have rewritten the nation’s history to their advantage – particularly with respect to firearms which until the 20th century were considered only as tools and not as the fervent political symbolism of today.


Book Discussion on Frackopoly Wenonah Hauter talked about her book Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, about the origins of fracking and its impact on the environment and public health.


After Words with Pamela Haag Pamela Haag talked about her book The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture, in which she traces the history of guns and examines when and how they became a part of American culture. She was interviewed by William Doyle, author of American Hunter: How Legendary Hunters Shaped America.

6 thoughts on “C-SPAN Videos explain the history of America’s dominant Oil Industry and its rabid Gun Culture

  1. I’ve lived in the States my whole life. I don’t need C-Span to tell me my country is hooked on oil & guns, I already know.


  2. I have often been forced to admit after watching or reading something that what I thought I knew well, I was sadly lacking on some points. I have not watched all of them. I will try to get back to them when I have more time. Thanks and hugs

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