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False Nostalgia: The Marcos "Golden Age" Myths and How to Debunk Them

False Nostalgia: The Marcos "Golden Age" Myths and How to Debunk Them

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By JC Punongbayan (Author)

Was the Philippines really the richest country in Asia during the 1970’s and 1980’s? Did martial law eradicate hunger and poverty? Did the Marcos regime produce a "golden age" of infrastructure? And did the Marcoses really fight the oligarchy and own a million tons of gold?

False Nostalgia aims to set the record straight. Weaving together hard data and facts in clear and accessible prose, this book aims to debunk the prevailing notion that martial law was the "golden age" of the Philippines. In the process, it paints a clearer, more complete, and therefore more honest picture of the Philippine economy at that time.

More than anything else, this book reminds us why in this time of mangled histories and fragile memories--it has never been more crucial to fight for the truth and to never forget.

  • Author and Publisher: JC Punongbayan , Ateneo de Manila University Press (2023)
  • Condition: New / Paperback
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  • ISBN: 9786214482467
  • Weight: 16 oz
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 0.29 inches
  • Publisher: Ateneo de Manila University Press
  • Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 377
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