“The United States has for decades been undermining the foundations of its own strength. It has gradually built up an energy system prone to sudden, massive failures with catastrophic consequences.

The energy that runs America is brittle — easily shattered by accident or malice. That fragility frustrates the efforts of our Armed Forces to defend a nation that literally can be turned off ​by a handful of people. It poses, indeed, a grave and growing threat to national security, life, and liberty…”

Brittle Power, Amory B. Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins, 1981

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