The Politics of Energy
June 21, 2012
Jonathan Merritt (@jonathanmerritt) is author of A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars and Jesus is Better Than You Imagined. His columns appear regularly in outlets such as USA Today, The Atlantic, and CNN.com.
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung once said, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” As Americans consume nearly 20 million barrels of oil per day— about 25 percent of the world’s total—you might add black gold to Jung’s list.
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