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Pt. 1. The problem of America's energy dependence. America's plunge into reliance on foreign oil A forgotten victory gives hope : how America solved its last energy crisis and cut oil imports in half Lapsing back into oil addiction : retreating from battle under presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush Blood and treasure : the heavy cost of dependence on Middle East oil Fossil fuels and global warming : a dangerous experiment with the planet The magic and limits of market-based solutions Seeing through the ideological blinders (of the right and the left) Pt. 2. Seven economically and politically viable paths to Energy independence. Solution one : store massive emergency reserves Solution two : drive the car of the future Solution three : bring alternative fuels to market Solution four : plug into an electric future Solution five : adopt energy taxes liberals and conservatives can like Solution six : make energy conservation a patriotic duty Solution seven : throw some "Hail Marys" Pt. 3. What we need from national leaders (and from voters).