Marcos and Beyond

A false sense of democracy

Mon, 04/09/2007 - 00:00

Martial law may not be here in legal fact, but it’s here for all intents and purposes. And if it arrived scarcely detected, as apparently it did in spite of our long and recent and stark experience with martial law as a phenomenon, that’s precisely because this time it entered surreptitiously – not to mention that we might, after all, have been predisposed to deny it, having been deeply traumatized the first time.


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