An Excerpt of Crude World

The September issue of Foreign Policy includes an excerpt from Crude World. The issue just hit the newstands and has been posted online, too. (I’ve also posted the excerpt in the articles section of my site). The excerpt, with scenes from Nigeria, Houston, Venezuela and Iraq, is running alongside a series of remarkable oil photos by Michael Kamber, Ed Kashi and Marcus Bleasdale. If only to see the pictures, it’s definitely worth a look.

Author: Peter Maass

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1983, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I went to Brussels as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. I left the Journal in 1985 to write for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covering NATO and the European Union. In 1987 I moved to Seoul, South Korea, where I wrote primarily for The Washington Post. After three years in Asia I moved to Budapest to cover Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I spent most of 1992 and 1993 covering the war in Bosnia for the Post.