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Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime

Alfred W. McCoy

2001

Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime

Alfred W. McCoy

Alfred McCoy’s Dark Legacy discusses the extent of human rights violations committed by the Marcos regime and its primary agents of terror, the Philippine military. It is in this work that McCoy records, based on primary sources and data, the regime’s human rights violations to 3,257 extra-judicial killings, 35,000 tortured, and 70,000 incarcerated. Aside from analyzing the regime’s record of terror and its implementation of torture methods, the research traces how the Philippine military–as the chief implementors of martial rule–was shaped by the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) resources.

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McCoy, Alfred W. “Dark Legacy: Human Rights under the Marcos Regime.” In Memory, Truth Telling, and the Pursuit of Justice: A Conference on the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship, pp. 129-144. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2001. [With Permission from the Author]

Waltzing with a Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy

Richard Bonner

1987

Waltzing with a Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy

Richard Bonner

Waltzing with a Dictator is a book by Raymond Bonner, an investigative reporter, who details the involvement of the United States government with the presidency of Ferdinand E. Marcos which lasted for more than two decades. Bonner also narrates how the Marcos dictatorship dealt with its political rivals, most especially Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. who was imprisoned and then assassinated. The author creates a detailed narrative of the events during the Marcos dictatorship using declassified documents from the United States government.

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Bonner, Richard. Waltzing with a Dictator: The Marcoses and the Making of American Policy. New York, 1987.

The Marcos Dynasty

Sterling Seagrave

1988

The Marcos Dynasty

Sterling Seagrave

Sterling Seagrave, an investigative journalist and historian, provides a vivid narrative about the rise and fall of the so-called “Marcos dynasty.” Seagrave retells well-known narratives about the lavish living of the Marcos family during their heyday in Philippines politics. The author also inserts lesser-known stories which expose truths about the plunder committed by the Marcos regime. Furthermore, Seagrave underscores how the Marcos dictatorship was sustained by Ferdinand E. Marcos’ connections with the White House, the Pentagon, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Seagrave, Sterling. The Marcos Dynasty. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.