Category: Philippines

Into the Memory Hole

Erasure or sublimation of memory makes it easier to shape the present by controlling or editing history. Doing so preserves a mythic version of a country’s identity, postulates Michael Brenner.

It’s Time for the US to Face Up to Its War Crimes

Australia had to reveal heinous crimes its troops committed in Afghanistan, even after it prosecuted a whistleblower and raided a TV station. It’s time for the U.S. to launch serious investigations of its own conduct in war, writes Joe Lauria.