These days former CIA director James Woolsey gets around in a Prius and spends his time promoting alternative sources of energy. Has the man turned into a squish? Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Woolsey explains himself.
Salt used to be the only way to preserve meat, and countries used to go to war over salt mines. The coming of electricity destroyed salt as a strategic commodity. That’s what we need to do to oil—not just Middle Eastern oil, but oil, period. Its monopoly over transportation has to end.”