1996.12.29 The sexualization of children
1996.12.22 Immigrants from the past
1996.12.15 Taxing the Church
1996.12.08 Contingencies of a weekend
1996.12.01 Initiation to public life
1996.11.24 The contradictions of Apec
1996.11.17 Globalization: do we have a choice?
1996.11.10 Who’s afraid of globalization?
1996.10.20 Germany: nationhood as burden
1996.10.13 Sarah Jane and her boy friend
1996.10.06 From Pulungmasle to Portland
1996.09.29 Public lands, private uses
1996.09.22 Remembering Martial Law
1996.09.15 The SPCPD gamble
1996.09.01 Politics as a vocation
1996.08.25 The return of the tisay
1996.08.18 Dog eaters
1996.08.11 The trial of Karen Vertido
1996.08.04 Sources of moral vigor
1996.07.28 The language of the Olympics
1996.07.21 Where the truth lies
1996.06.30 Sense and style in UP
1996.06.23 Unstoppable women
1996.06.09 Conversations for sale
1996.06.02 Spirituality and the OCW
1996.05.26 Maid in Hong Kong
1996.05.19 The liturgy of public executions
1996.04.28 Our children all
1996.04.21 Odd/Uneven schemes
1996.04.07 Moros and Zapatistas
While lecturing at the National Autonomous University of Mexico early his year, I had the rare chance of witnessing the signing of the first eace accord between the Mexican government and the Zapatista rmy of National Liberation or EZLN. That historic event reminded e of the Moros’ own negotiations with the government. I began to onder what impact the MNLF would have created had Nur Misuari conducted these talks the Zapatista way.
1996.03.31 Re-moralizing Public Service
Graft or corruption is a modern crime. It presupposes the existence of a modern bureaucratic state and a culture of law. strictly speaking, there was no graft in traditional societies ruled by custom. it was not illegal for a ruler to help himself to the community’s wealth and not provide for the needs of his followers. But it was always immoral.
1996.03.24 A cultural malaise
In the wake of the Ozone disco tragedy, the press has called for more militant regulation of establishments that cater to the public. The main problem of our society, however, is not the absense of good laws, nor the inability to implement these. Our main problem is the general absence of civility as a value in our lives.
1996.03.17 Kalayaan, vol. I, no. 1
At about this time of the year, one hundred years ago, an 8-page newspaper, subversive in every way, came out with its maiden issue. its name wasKalayaan, the newspaper of the Katipunan.
1996.01.14 Life as television
In our society, when a man has a problem he cannot handle, he seeks the company of friends and drinks with them. Thus sheltered by kindly souls and protected by alcohol, he steps out of himself and cries out his distress.
1996.01.07 The self as project
At most bookstores nowadays, one cannot fail to notice the proliferation of books dealing with self-improvement inall its aspects. There are books on dieting, health, aerobics, public speaking, meditation, yoga, body building, the soul, and the inner self.