The Philippines: Uncle Sam's Other Island

History-minded visitors to the Philippines often feel they have traveled by Time Machine back to an earlier America. So many Filipinos tote pistols that nightclubs, restaurants, government buildings and even the Philippine Air Lines insist in true Western style that customers check their firearms at the entrance. Prosperous Filipino business men, like the U.S. robber barons of the 1890s, build ornate homes in Manila's luxurious suburb of Forbes Park, where special police with carbines guard the streets against tough intruders from the slums. Bandits roam the back country, and pirates aboard motor...

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