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This piece is adapted from “Uprisings,” a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, Noam Chomsky’s new interview book with David Barsamian (with thanks to the publisher, Metropolitan Books).  The questions are Barsamian’s, the answers Chomsky’s. David Barsamian (L) and Noam Chomsky at MIT in January 2012. Q: Does the United States still have the same level of control over the energy resources of the Middle East as it once had? A: The major energy-producing countries are still firmly under the control of the Western-backed dictatorships. So, actually, the progress made

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Screenshot of Noam Chomsky speaking at University of Massachusetts at Amherst in September 2012 By Noam Chomsky [W]hen I was thinking about these remarks, I had two topics in mind, couldn’t decide between them — actually pretty obvious ones. One topic is, what are the most important issues that we face? The second topic is, what issues are not being treated seriously — or at all — in the quadrennial frenzy now underway called an election? But I realized that there’s no problem; it’s not a hard choice: they’re the same topic. And there are reasons for it, which are