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A world built on sand and oil

30 mins | Mar 29, 2019
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Saudi oil has been attacked but how did this natural resource become an essential commodity? “Trade has only ever been truly free for those whose economies were large enough and powerful enough,” Laleh Khalili explores in Lapham's Quarterly magazine.
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