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INTERVIEW: E. SAN JUAN, Jr. on the advent of the Duterte presidency


Scholar: ‘Feudal-authoritarian’ mindset led to Duterte win By: Marvin Bionat @inquirerdotnet INQUIRER.net U.S. Bureau 12:34 AM May 17th, 2016 PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire –E. San Juan, Jr., a prolific Filipino intellectual, has written close to 60 books on various topics, including … Continue reading

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THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE U.S. “CIVILIZING MISSION”


THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE AMERICAN ‘”CIVILIZING MISSION” Thanks to the Library of Congress and other sponsors of this historic celebration of this Filipino writer’s achievement, Carlos Bulosan—let’s call him Allos, as though we were his kasamas in Binalonan, … Continue reading

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ABU SAYYAF & BANGSAMORO STRUGGLE: Background to Mamasapano–E.San Juan, Jr.


THE “INVINCIBLE” ABU SAYYAF AND PERMANENT U.S. INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES Reflections on the Bangsamoro Struggle for Self-determination [The 1789 Reign of Terror] is the rule of people who themselves are terror-stricken. Terror implies mostly useless cruelties perpetrated by frightened … Continue reading

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SPINOZA’S PHILOSOPHY: The Body, Race, Freedom by E.San Juan, Jr.


Spinoza and the War of Racial Terrorism   E. San Juan, Jr.   A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation on life, not on death…. If men were born free, they … Continue reading

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On FRANTZ FANON & C.L.R. JAMES: Beyond Transnationalism by E. San Juan, Jr.


F BEYOND TRANSNATIONALISM:  Lessons from Frantz Fanon and C.L. R. James   by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. My final prayer: O my body, make of me always a man who questions! –Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Despite his intricately nuanced … Continue reading

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On the Language Question in the Philippines–Filipino or English?


Sneaking into the Philippines, through the Rivers of Babylon: ON THE LANGUAGE QUESTION IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas I’m Miss American Dream since I was 17 Don’t matter if I … Continue reading

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SISA’S VENGEANCE by E. San Juan, Jr reviewed by Prof Paulino Lim


RIZAL AS A WAGNERIAN OPERA A Review of E. San Juan, Sisa’s Vengeance: A Radical Interpretation of Jose Rizal  (ConnecticutL Philippine Cultural Center, Connecticut, 2014). by Paulino Lim, Emeritus Professor, California State University, Long Beach, CA Decentering in Psychology is … Continue reading

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SISA’S VENGEANCE by E. San Juan Jr., reviewed by Francis Macansantos


RIZAL THE FEMINIST A Book Review of Sisa’s Vengeance by Francis C. Macansantos E, San Juan, Jr. was one illustrious young poet of the sixties, showing mastery of the medium in both Filipino and English. He has since reinvented himself … Continue reading

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SINING AT PANITIKAN NGAYON SA GILID NG BANGIN (Panayam sa TABOAN 2014)–ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


SINING AT PANITIKAN NGAYON SA GILID NG BANGIN — ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. [Panayam sa Taboan 2014 Philippine Writers Festival, Pebrero 25, 2014, Subic Freeport Zone, Zambales]   Kung sa anong dahilan, inatasan akong ilarawan ang situwasyon ng literatura–mas … Continue reading

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MODERNIDAD & GLOBALISASYON–ni E. San Juan, Jr.


MODERNIDAD AT GLOBALISASYON: Diyalektika ng Panahon at Lugar ni E. San Juan, Jr. Prologo     Tila kabalintunaan ang nangyayari ngayon.  Singkahulugan ng modernidad ang katwiran at pagkamakatao, sagisag ng pagsulong ng kabihasnan.  Sa malas, batay sa krisis sa Ukraine, Syria, … Continue reading

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