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U.S. big winner in global shale energy revolution

By Jim Mackinnon Published: July 9, 2012

Scholar and foreign policy expert Walter Russell Mead, whose blog Via Meadia is at The American Interest, says the world is undergoing an energy revolution in large part because of shale.

And that will benefit America profoundly, he writes:

"Over the past year, we’ve been watching a geopolitical revolution get underway. It’s much bigger and more consequential than the Arab Spring, though the legacy media are giving it much less play. It will rearrange the global chessboard, improving the position of some powers, weakening others. It is a powerful boost to American power, reducing America’s strategic and economic liabilities while adding considerably to its assets. And it dramatically changes the long term outlook for, among other things, the US dollar. In line with Via Meadia‘s policy of trying to focus attention on the most consequential events of the time, we will be following this story as it unfolds, looking at the implications of the shifts now underway for world politics, the US economy, our domestic politics, and the green movement.

"While the chattering classes yammered on about American decline and peak oil, a quite different future is taking shape"

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