Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred November 21, 2022.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Inside Saudi Arabia’s Strategy To Keep World Hooked on Oil
(from the original by Hiroko Tabuchi)
Shimmering in the desert,
The Kingdom burns
to burn less
to free more
to sell abroad
The Kingdom’s oil
at odds with the consensus
that cuts to the heart of
in The Kingdom.
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Keywords: COP27, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, The A1 Verse, fossil fuels, oil, poetry
Topics: Climate Change, Special Topics