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The Marcos Years: The Age of Crisis and Repression

Ferdinand C. Llanes (ed.)

2023

The Marcos Years: The Age of Crisis and Repression

Ferdinand C. Llanes (ed.)

The Marcos Years: The Age of Crisis and Repression is a collection of essays organized in two parts: (1) an examination into the full weight of Martial Law on politics and society and (2) an analysis of the economic crisis which the dictatorship period produced. The first part probes into the nature of authoritarianism, the traits of the bureaucracy under Martial Law, and the experiences of those who resisted, particularly journalists and activists. The second part studies the different programs and policies of Ferdinand E. Marcos that brought the Philippine economy to its dire state in the 1980s.

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Llanes, Ferdinand C. (ed.). The Marcos Years: The Age of Crisis and Repression. N.p.: Sandigan para sa Mag-aaral at Sambayanan (SAMASA), 2023.

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.

Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power.

Aurora Javate de Dios, Petronilo Bn Daroy, Lorna Kalaw-Tirol (eds.)

1988

Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power.

Aurora Javate de Dios, Petronilo Bn Daroy, Lorna Kalaw-Tirol (eds.)

Dictatorship and Revolution is an edited volume that contains different essays which talk about the politics of the Marcos regime, the regime’s economic plunder that emboldened cronyism and kleptocracy, the excesses committed by the First Family at the expense of rising poverty and inequality, among others. The book also features essays that detail the circumstances which led to the 1986 People Power Revolution–the important personalities and the mass movement behind this peaceful uprising. What is useful in Dictatorship and Revolution are the appendices that contain a rich selection of primary sources related to the Martial Law and the 1986 People Power Revolution.

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de Dios, Aurora Javate, Petronilo Bn. Daroy, and Lorna Kalaw-Tirol (eds.). Dictatorship and Revolution: Roots of People’s Power. Manila: Conspectus, 1988.