Martial law and stifled freedoms

Source: Rappler How was it to live under Martial Law? Rappler looks back at the gloomy 9-year period MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines marks the 40th anniversary of martial law on Friday, September 21. Rappler looks back at the period characterized by the muzzling of the press, the stifling of basic freedoms, and the arrest […]

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Remembering martial law: 7 lessons from Hitler

Source: Rappler I have been severely criticized for allegedly defending Adolf Hitler. I have explained that my interest in Hitler is not to emulate or idolize him, but to learn important lessons from his life and the events of World War II. As an amateur historian, I have been severely criticized for allegedly defending Adolf […]

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The ghosts of martial law

Source: Rappler Like the Marcoses, many other ghosts of martial law come and go, or have come back and stayed. Outside of their apparently ‘natural’ habitat, they have adjusted, sometimes assumed new forms, and become as ghoulish, loathsome and destructive as before. On September 21, forty years ago, President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law. […]

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