Dark Days of Authoritarianism: To Be in History

Dark Days of Authoritarianism: To Be in History

by Melba Padilla Maggay

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Overview

The history of the Philippines is a long and complex one but the stories and reflections in Dark Days of Authoritarianism, from remarkable individuals who were willing to stake their lives for freedom, shed light on life under the martial law instituted by President Ferdinand Marcos from 1972 to 1981, and up to the peaceful popular uprising of 1986. This book not only covers the social, economic and political conditions across the country during martial law but also how those conditions affected ordinary people personally and spiritually. Many of the contributions illustrate the strength and determination of Philippine women to create a better society despite being met by great adversity and the importance of Christian faith for sustaining the lives of those who suffered and survived this tumultuous period. This book provides important lessons for a new generation facing the menace of authoritarianism today, wherever they are, to fight for democracy and resist any attempts to diminish people’s freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783684861
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
File size: 491 KB

About the Author

A writer and social anthropologist, MELBA PADILLA MAGGAY is a sought-after international speaker and consultant on culture and social development issues, particularly on the interface of religion, culture and development. She is co-founder and President of the Institute for Studies in Asian Church and Culture, President of Micah Global, and is a long-time board member of the Center for Community Transformation

Table of Contents

By Way of a Prologue (Melba Padilla Maggay)

Part I: Years of Authoritarian Rule

1 – The Awakening of Miss Goody Two Shoes (Elizabeth Lolarga)

2 – Life under Authoritarianism: Why It Should Never Happen Again (Mary Racelis)

3 – The NatDem Front: A Historian Looks Back (Fe B. Mangahas)

4 – Truth in a Revolution: Notes from the Underground (Mario I. Miclat)

5 – A Peek from behind the Bamboo Curtain (Alma C. Miclat)

6 – Uncle Sam behind the Scenes: A View from the Corridors of Power (Willie B. Villarama)

Part II: Days of People Power

7 – Snap Elections 1986 (Melba Padilla Maggay)

8 – Seventy-Five Long Hours (Adrian Helleman)

9 – Onward, Soldiers of Faith (Rolando Villacorte)

10 – Diary from the Barricades (Melba Padilla Maggay)

11 – The Darkest Moment (Rolando Villacorte)

Part III: The Morning After: Views from the Margins

12 – Thoughts on the Aftermath (Willie B. Villarama)

13 – A Nonviolent Revolution (Adrian Helleman)

14 – On Historical Babies, Paradigms and Miracles (Melba Padilla Maggay)

15 – A Gift for Millennials (Mary Racelis)

Epilogue: Putting an End to Our Unfinished Revolutions

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