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May 25, 2010

The Philippines: Where the US Empire Was Born
In this special two-hour show, we turn our attention to the Filipino history, culture and politics. The Philippines was the first Asian colony to successfully defeat a Western power, providing inspiration for anti-colonial movements in nearby Indonesia and as far away as Cuba and Puerto Rico. We’ll discuss the legacy of its tumultuous relationship with the budding US Empire, its hundred year-long struggle to build democracy, the politics of the post-Marcos era and the significance of the recent presidential elections.
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