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Some Are Smarter than Others: The History of Marcos' Crony Capitalism

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Paperback, 617 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Aletheia Publications
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Ann Louise De Leon
Jul 30, 2015 Ann Louise De Leon rated it it was amazing
“Beware of history, for no secret can be hidden from her.”
-Gregoria de Jesus, widow of Andres Bonifacio
Mga Tala ng Aking Buhay at mga Ulat ng Katipunan (Manila:1932)

Tito Ric Manapat presented in detail how the state power was used to intervene in the economy and also how few wealthy individuals were created while majority of the Filipinos were living in poverty.In the field of political historiography, Manapat’s Some Are Smarter Than Others can be seen as a throwback to the exposes of the Marcos
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Jul 07, 2016 Matthew Lopez rated it really liked it
In the comprehensive volume, you will see excesses, greed, materialism and power all sensed into a single book. If Robles brought out the brutality of the Marcos dictatorship, Manapat showed the kleptocracy of the Marcos regime and his associates at work down to the very single penny. From sales records, listing of various properties, it opens the eyes of people to the bewilderment of not only readers of politics but of history that references the extravagances of the Ancien Regime of Louis and ...more
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