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Title
Lewis Simons interview, 1987
Creator
Simons, Lewis M
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1987
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
Lewis Simons discusses his book, “Worth Dying For.” Simons, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in the Philippines, begins by explaining that the book explores the background of the Philippine Revolution. He discusses how Ferdinand Marcos’s corruption, health problems, and arrogance alienated both the lower and middle classes. He goes on to discuss the assassination of Benigno Aquino, who was Marcos' political equal and subsequently his competition. Aquino’s assassination led to the rise in power of his wife, who was able to capitalize on her role as the widow of a martyr. Also in this interview he discusses the importance of family in Filipino culture and how this importance has hindered and helped various politicians.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:33
Identifier
cmt00174
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/193
Language
English
Subject
Philippines - History - Revolution, 1986
Time Period
Twentieth century
Place
United States
Philippines
Source
U-matic tape
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/cmt

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