Here is a talk by Michael Ruppert who has been speaking and writing about Peak Oil for years. If you want a flavor of what the intellectual climate is going to be like (in my opinion) in the coming decade - the kinds of ideas informing political and social decisions - here is a long talk about Peak Oil and the potential effects on corporations and governments. As I've said before, I think the Peak Oil meme is going to infect vast populations and be used as a powerful way of expressing the coming fear and anger that is only beginning to wash over the world.
Mike doesn't begin speaking until the six minute mark and doesn't get going until ten minutes. Watch as he touches on several topics of interest to socionomic analysis such as secession, violence, anger, etc.