THE PHILIPPINES: Marcos Cuts the Corners

Our people have come to a point of despair. Justice and security are as myths. Our government is gripped in the iron hand of venality, its treasury is barren, its resources are wasted, its civil service slothful and indifferent. Not one hero alone do I ask, but many.

EVIDENTLY Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos has changed his mind since he made that bold-sounding call for reform in his 1966 inaugural address. Instead of waiting for "many heroes," he has decided that the multiple ills that still beset his country can be cured by one only: Ferdinand Marcos. Within days after his...

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