The Weekly Winston: War on Coal Edition

With President Obama doing his best to obscure or deny his hostility to coal in the closing weeks of this campaign, herewith Sir Winston in 1928 on the importance of utilizing coal as an alternative to importing oil from you-know-where:

We used to be a source of fuel; we are increasingly becoming a sink.  These supplies of foreign liquid fuel are no doubt vital to our industry, but our ever increasing dependence upon them ought to arouse serious and timely reflection.  The scientific utilization, by liquefaction, pulverization, and other processes, of our vast and magnificent deposits of coal, constitutes a national object of prime importance.


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