ON THE OIL ADDICTION CORPORATE CRIME CONNECTION
WASHINGTON, D.C., NOVEMBER 10, 2006
Over 100 years
ago, all of the cars in America
were electric cars.
In the 1930s,
a criminal conspiracy by General Motors, the oil and tire companies – destroyed the nation’s electric trolley
and Henry Ford collaborated to replace Ford’s internal combustion engine with lighter weight electric cars – but
at the moment of truth, someone sabotaged Edison’s batteries and
torched his laboratory in Orange, New
author of a number of best selling books including IBM and the Holocaust, now
claims that our addiction to oil is due in part to corporate crime and collusion.
In a new
book, Internal Combustion: How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World
to Oil and Derailed Alternatives (St. Martins Press, 2006), Black documents a little known history of how we ended
up in our energy pickle.
a committed anti-Nazi who has dedicated much of his work to exposing the hidden history of how U.S. corporations – including IBM and General Motors – propped up the Nazi regime.
why it comes as a surprise that one hero of Black’s new book is Henry Ford.
a hero in this book,” Black said in a recent interview with Corporate
Crime Reporter. “Not a hero that I necessarily like, because right after the time frame of this book, Ford
became the biggest anti-Semite in the world.”