Duterte Harry

Author: Jonathan Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925322842

Category:

Page: 288

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Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. In his first 18 months in office, 12,000 people were murdered on the streets, gunned down by police officers and vigilante citizens - all with his encouragement. Duterte is a serial womaniser and a self-confessed killer, who has called both Barack Obama and Pope Francis 'sons of whores'. He is on record as saying he does not 'give a shit' about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel. In this revelatory biography, Channel 4 News' Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller charts Duterte's rise, and shows how this fascinating, fearsome man can be seen as the embodiment of populism in our time.

Imagining Manila

Author: Tom Sykes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0755602889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 2347


The city of Manila is uniquely significant to Philippine, Southeast Asian and world history. It played a key role in the rise of Western colonial mercantilism in Asia, the extinction of the Spanish Empire and the ascendancy of the USA to global imperial hegemony, amongst other events. This book examines British and American writing on the city, situating these representations within scholarship on empire, orientalism and US, Asian and European political history. Through analysis of novels, memoirs, travelogues and journalism written about Manila by Westerners since the early eighteenth century, Tom Sykes builds a picture of Western attitudes towards the city and the wider Philippines, and the mechanics by which these came to dominate the discourse. This study uncovers to what extent Western literary tropes and representational models have informed understandings of the Philippines, in the West and elsewhere, and the types of counter-narrative which have emerged in the Philippines in response to them.

Duterte Harry

Author: Jonathan Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911617037

Category: Philippines

Page: 346

View: 1318


The first biography of Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous, unpredictable president of the Philippines, whose war on drugs has seen thousands of people killed in cold blood. Rodrigo Duterte was elected President of the Philippines in 2016. In his first 18 months in office, 12,000 people were murdered on the streets, gunned down by police officers and vigilante citizens -- all with his encouragement. Duterte is a serial womaniser and a self-confessed killer, who has called both Barack Obama and Pope Francis 'sons of whores'. He is on record as saying he does not 'give a shit' about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel. In this revelatory biography, Channel 4 News' Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller charts Duterte's rise, and shows how this fascinating, fearsome man can be seen as the embodiment of populism in our time.

The Age of The Strongman

Author: Gideon Rachman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473581966

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 9454


'Essential and definitive' - CATHERINE BELTON, author of PUTIN'S PEOPLE We are in a new era. Since the beginning of the millennium, when Vladimir Putin took power in Russia, authoritarian leaders have come to dominate global politics. Self-styled strongmen have risen to power in Moscow, Beijing, Delhi, Brasilia, Budapest, Ankara, Riyadh and Washington. How and why did this new style of strongman leadership arrive? How likely is it to lead to war or economic collapse? And what forces are in place not only to keep these strongmen in check but to reverse the trend? Everywhere they go, these leaders encourage a cult of personality. They are nationalists and social conservatives, with little tolerance for minorities, dissent or the interests of foreigners. At home, they claim to stand up for ordinary people against globalist elites; abroad, they posture as the embodiments of their nations. And they are not just operating in authoritarian political systems but have begun to emerge in the heartlands of liberal democracy. From Putin, Trump and Bolsonaro to Erdogan, Xi and Modi, The Age of the Strongman provides the first truly global treatment of the new nationalism and offers a bold new paradigm for understanding our world. 'When it comes to making sense of today's world, Gideon Rachman is in a league of his own' - Ivan Krastev, co-author of The Light that Failed

Writing: Ten Core Concepts (w/ MLA9E Updates)

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0357505778

Category: Education

Page: 896

View: 6727


Master the fundamentals critical to becoming an effective writer with Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS, 3E. Carefully designed guides, thoroughly integrated with the core concepts, set this book apart as you study key rhetorical moves within analytical, persuasive and narrative writing. Applied assignments challenge you to complete causal analysis, academic arguments and literacy narratives. This edition presents writing as an interaction between writer and reader, teaching you how to use writing skills to participate in important conversations shaping today's lives. This edition features 26 new readings and 11 new sample student essays as well as new chapters on literacy narratives, summary-response essays, annotated bibliographies and presentations. Updates guide you in working with digital resources, expand your critical reading strategies and highlight the latest APA and MLA guidelines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Writing: Ten Core Concepts

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0357639960

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 8493


Master the fundamentals that are critical to becoming an effective writer with Yagelski's THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS, 3E. This short, flexible writing guide presents the core concepts behind becoming a more sophisticated writer and gives you opportunity to practice these concepts in action in Chapters 2 through 4. Full chapters devoted to analytic and argumentative writing provide practical insights with new annotated professional readings on current, interesting subjects. You strengthen your academic writing style as you learn how to synthesize ideas, design professional documents, conduct research and work with today's digital sources. Updates reflect the latest MLA guidelines and guide you in developing powerful critical reading skills as you learn to evaluate both academic and popular texts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Realm of the Punisher

Author: Tom Sykes

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1909930822

Category: Travel

Page: 277

View: 3972


In June 2016, Rodrigo Duterte won the Philippine presidential election by a landslide. Infamous for his bombastic temper and un-PC wisecracks, he is waging a brutal drug war that has killed more than 12,000 people so far. Over the last nine years, British writer Tom Sykes has travelled extensively in the Philippines in order to understand the Duterte phenomenon, interviewing friends and enemies of 'The Punisher' - as he is known - in politics, the media, the arts and civil society. Sykes witnesses anti-government demonstrations in the capital Manila and visits the provincial city of Davao, where Duterte began his crusade against crime using police and vigilante death squads. By delving into Duterte's troubled childhood of violent rebellion, Sykes discovers what motivates the man today in his pursuit of a merciless 'war on the poor' - as Amnesty has described it - that has no end in sight. The Realm of the Punisher also examines oppressed and marginalized groups in the modern Philippines through encounters with a transgender rights campaigner, an 86-year-old former sex slave to the Japanese in the Second World War, a public artist who must work while under attack from Maoist rebels, and slum-dwellers resisting violent eviction by a real estate company. The past is never far away from these present-day problems and Sykes' travels to festivals, cemeteries, war memorials and a tomb housing an embalmed corpse reveal the ways in which key figures in Philippine history - from José Rizal to Ferdinand Marcos - have influenced current affairs. Funny, tragic, enlightening and uncompromising - and infused with the author's strong sense of social justice - The Realm of the Punisher is the first major travel book by a Westerner to explore Duterte's Philippines.

In the Dragon's Shadow

Author: Sebastian Strangio

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300256256

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 4341


A timely look at the impact of China’s booming emergence on the countries of Southeast Asia Today, Southeast Asia stands uniquely exposed to the waxing power of the new China. Three of its nations border China and five are directly impacted by its claims over the South China Sea. All dwell in the lengthening shadow of its influence: economic, political, military, and cultural. As China seeks to restore its former status as Asia’s preeminent power, the countries of Southeast Asia face an increasingly stark choice: flourish within Beijing’s orbit or languish outside of it. Meanwhile, as rival powers including the United States take concerted action to curb Chinese ambitions, the region has emerged as an arena of heated strategic competition. Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience, Sebastian Strangio explores the impacts of China’s rise on Southeast Asia, the varied ways in which the countries of the region are responding, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

The Rough Guide to the Philippines (Travel Guide eBook)

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241329817

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 4229


Explore the Philippines with the smartest and most insightful ebook on the market. Written with Rough Guides' trademark mix of honesty, wit and practical advice, this fully updated, stunningly illustrated travel guide brings you comprehensive coverage of all the country's unmissable experiences. Rough Guides authors have visited every corner of this vast archipelago, and whether you're diving in the turquoise waters off Palawan, exploring the iconic Chocolate hills on Bohol or climbing volcanic Mount Pinatubo, this new edition of The Rough Guide to the Philippines will show you the best places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and party along the way, with options to suit every budget. The guide is packed with colour-coded maps and easy-to-follow transport advice to help navigate your way from one spectacular island to the next. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to the Philippines.