Part II Militarizing NASCAR Nation

Part of the Education, Politics, and Public Life book series (EPPL)


The history of petroleum overdependence (as a resource fueling broader systems of capital accumulation) and widespread anxieties over its global scarcity foregrounds both concerns for the state of twenty-first century American empire and the geopolitical militarism it necessitates. The “Global War on Terror” espoused by George W. Bush and his acolytes obscures the commercial and corporate interests that lie in part behind these movements: the tactical procurement of world oil reserves; the protection of existing domestic capital markets; and the establishment of global capital markets through acts of privatization and deregulation (Harvey, 2003, 2005; Klein, 2007; Phillips, 2006; Rutledge, 2005).


Terror Attack Mobile Commerce National Anthem Domestic Capital Market Surplus Capi 
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