Between Glory and Ignominy

Maricris Valte


Abinales, Patricio N. (ed), The Revolution Falters: The Left in Philippine Politics After 1986 (Ithaca: Cornell University Southeast Asian Program Publications, 1996). The book brings together academics of various nationalities with diverse areas of specialization but united by a common interest in Philippine Left politics. To arrive at a more nuanced examination of the causes of the current crisis, each author analyzes particular aspects of the phenomenon from the viewpoint of his/her area focus. The collection challenges the reader to seek a deeper and far reaching understanding of the different aspects of Left politics and the communist movement that, hopefully, would not merely satisfy academic curiosity but, more inform and guide praxis.

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