[Book] Fragments of History: Resurgence of Student Radicalism during Martial Law


 

This book was written by Patricio N. Abinales of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University in 2008.  It was an attempt to trace the process by which the Communist Party of the Philippines revived its most dynamic “sector”, the Youth and Students (YS) during the early years of the Marcos dictatorship. Here, Abinales tried to analyzed the party strategy of “legal struggle” in creating an array of youth and students’ political participation  which later became the backbone of the resurgence of radical politics in schools and campuses from 70s to 90s. Abisales also pointed out that this strategy was not without its problems and difficulties especially with reference to CPP’s tenet on the revolutionary leadership based on the dictatorship of the proletariat and peasantry where YS movement plays only secondary supportive roles.

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