An odd, unpleasant photograph was taken forty-five years ago today. Imelda Marcos, the conjugal head of a two year old military dictatorship, intimately greeted the aged Chairman Mao who openly ogled the straightcut neckline of her terno.
The ruling opposition was thus mobilized for a particular reason — to have their hands upon the reins of the inevitable dictatorship. The working class and exploited masses of the Philippines were mobilized for very different reasons: price hikes, runaway...
The famed 1971 seizure of the UP Diliman campus and the formation of the ‘Diliman Commune’ was part of a coordinated campaign of barricades erected by the KM and SDK throughout Manila and beyond.
Among the criticisms which I raised regarding Ileto's account was the deeply problematic character of the class categories he employed.
An examination of the origins of my scholarship revisiting Reynaldo Ileto's classic 1979 work, Pasyon and Revolution.