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By James Salter

"As approximately excellent as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds expense (The ny Times) defined this vintage that has been a favourite of readers, either the following and in Europe, for nearly 40 years. Set in provincial France within the Sixties, it's the intensely carnal story--part stunning truth, half feverish dream --of a love affair among a footloose Yale dropout and a tender French lady. there's the visible and the unseen--and pages that burn with an extraordinary intensity.

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Recently, however, the comparative economics of alcohol fuels and gasoline have changed radically. Methanol can also be used as the raw material to produce dimethyl ether ((CH ) 0), a completely clean-burning diesel fuel that could be used by trucks, locomotives, and ships. Many cars could also eventu­ ally use diesel. Diesel engines are substantially more efficient than tra­ ditional internal combustion engines, and equal to anything realisti2 3 2 ENERGY INDEPENDENCE WITHIN A DECADE 27 cally possible from far more expensive—and as yet impractical—fuel cells.

Collectively, between the government-sponsored financial conduits and members of the ruling family operating in their private capacities, the Saudis are estimated to have spent several hundred billion dollars over the past thirty years promoting terrorist ideology and organizations, and directly funding operations. This is orders of magnitude more than was ever spent by the former Soviet Union and Red China, combined, over their entire history, to promote international communism. Beyond this, there has been the open spending of the Saudi gov­ ernment itself, which has used its unlimited funds to buy almost every purchasable print and broadcast pan-Arab media outlet and to take over many of the most important universities in the Islamic world.

For example, fifteen of the nineteen Sep­ tember 11 mass murderers were Saudi subjects. Before that, it was Saudis who bombed the US Khobar Towers barracks in 1996, Saudis who bombed the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, and Saudis who organized the attempt to destroy the USS Cole in harbor in Yemen in 2000. Most of the "dead-ender" fanatics encountered in Afghanistan during the US post-9/11 counterattack were Saudis. Saudis have also comprised the largest group among the foreign ter­ rorists slaughtering schoolchildren, attacking US troops, and creating general havoc for the purpose of inciting civil war in Iraq.

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