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The Sophism of the Christian Social Movement

Jose Maria Sison August 29 and September 4, 1968 I Christian socialism is but the holy water with which the priest consecrates the heart burnings of the aristocrat. Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto Clerical quarters in the Philippines today are trying […]

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On Philippine Independence Day

Jose Maria Sison June 12, 1968 It was in 1962 that the Philippine government decided to change the official Independence Day of our country. Previously, our people had been indoctrinated by the educational system and the entire officialdom that July […]

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The Need for a Cultural Revolution

Jose Maria Sison September 30, 1966 To have a scientific view of culture as we should, we need to understand first of all that culture is a superstructure that rests upon a material basis. The ideas, institutions and all cultural […]

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Too Bold a Line of Sectarian Direction

Jose Maria Sison August 16, 1961 Dear Dr. Rola: Thank you for reading my essay “Enemies of Intellectual Freedom,” and most of all, for noting chiefly in your letter that it bears an allegation “of immediate concern” to you. I […]

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Enemies of Intellectual Freedom

Jose Maria Sison July 19, 1961 “If our University is to remain the bulwark of academic freedom in the country, its advocates should now identify with the antagonistic forces that seek to undermine, bend or crush it. For quite some […]

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Revolt of the Students

Jose Maria Sison June 14, 1961 Philippine Collegian Dr. Chow Tse-tung The May Fourth Movement: intellectual Revolution in Modern China, Cambridge, Harvard University Press 1960, 486 pp. Dr. Chow Tse-tung’s The May Fourth Movement, the latest of the Harvard East […]

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Rizal the Social Critic

By Jose Maria Sison December 29, 1966 Dr. Jose Rizal was the outstanding representative of a numerically small middle class that developed during the 19th century. A complex of historical circumstances, such as the marked acceleration of commerce and intellectual […]