Lisa Margonelli



Lisa Margonelli is the author of the national bestseller Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank and writes the Small Science column for Zócalo Public Square, where she is a senior editor. From 2006 to 2012, she was a fellow at the New America Foundation. She has written for The Atlantic, Wired, Scientific American, The New York Times, and other publications. She lives in Maine.

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“Corruption is not a moral problem, it is a distribution system and a way of amassing power.”
Lisa Margonelli, Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline

“If you push people beyond the threshold, you make them slaves of the moment. Tomorrow is a luxury.”
Lisa Margonelli, Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline

“While doing biology, she had begun to believe in a sort of witchcraft.”
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