Politics of power

I have read with much interest your editorial of Sept. 27, 1999, (p. 23) and the comments of Armen Sahakian which appear in your Nov. 24, 1999, issue (p. 6).There is no denying that, often times, the policies of the US government have been contrary to American business interests. At other times, as in the case you are mentioning, they have resulted in the blind application of the politics of power. Although this attitude is to be deplored, we believe that in many cases the oilmen themselves are at the origin of the problem.Since its very beginnings, the oil business and politics have been inseparable, yet the record shows that oilmen have been largely unsuccessful at finding satisfactory...

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