AUDIO: Hunting the Great White Whale: Peak Oil, Moby Dick, and the Mythology of American Energy

Robert Wagner explores how one of the great works of American literature uncannily prefigures our current conversation about energy.


In this lecture, recorded August 20, 2010 at The Jung Center, Robert Wagner explores how one of the great works of American literature uncannily prefigures our current conversation about energy.

Robert D. Wagner, Jr., PhD, has an MBA in finance from New York University and has been a New York investment banker for the past 40 years, focusing primarily on the oil and gas businesses of Texas. He recently received a PhD in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, where his focus was on the diverse mythological images that are present in virtually all elements of our modern economic society. He is the author of "Moby-Dick and the Mythology of Oil: An Admonition for the Petroleum Age", which can be purchased online at The Jung Center Bookstore by clicking here.

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