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08/16/2011 02:37 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2011

Noam Chomsky Weighs In On Immigration And Drug Cartel Debates

In an interview with Luis Cárdenas of Guernica Magazine, Noam Chomsky hints that Mexican journalists are too scared to report on the U.S. government’s tolerance of Mexican drug cartels, argues that the drug war is being fought at the wrong end, and says that all Americans aside from Native Americans are technically illegal immigrants.

When asked if sovereign states should be able to deport immigrants at will, Chomsky asked his interviewer: “Should a community, say, a suburb of Boston, be free to enact legislation to say they don’t want blacks? Now that’s illegal. Fifty years ago it was legal. Is that progress or is that regress? “

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