Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bertrand Russel to the Rescue by Poch Suzara

A compilation of newspaper clippings used as visual aid to assist readers in understanding and appreciating the works of Bertrand Russell, one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers. This in the dark and tragic background of the only Christian country in Asia – the Philippines, a leading example of a faith-damaged culture mired in predominantly pre-scientific ways of thinking. It graphically illustrates what Russell opposed and logically argued against throughout his long life. The clippings also show that even at this late date of the rapid import of technology into the world, the Philippines, unlike its successful Asian neighbors, has not qualified as a scientific nation. Its educational system fails to instill the ethics of independent critical thinking and ignores what Russell stood for and championed: the conquest of fear, ignorance, superstition, criminality, poverty, and, indeed, thoughtless procreation as inspired by blind faith in divinity.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ako ay Pilipino

Note from the Ako ay Pilipino Creative Team:
The stories found in this book are stories of a quest for peace, of passion for freedom, of love for our country. They are the adventures of our forefathers and their courage to give us the freedom we were now enjoying. They are a collection of turning points in our history since the cross was planted on our shores nearly 490 years ago. They are stories of victories and defeats, and powerful discoveries from of old.  These amazing accounts will open your eyes to the richness of the Philippines and the uniqueness of Filipinos. They will reveal the beauty of this great nation and highlight a shortlist of Filipino traits and values that make us extraordinary. This collection of powerful stories plays a huge part in revealing the identity and destiny of our generation.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Hispanic Than We Admit: Insights into Philippine Cultural History by Isaac Donoso, ed.

More Hispanic Than We Admit is a compilation of scholarly essays on Philippine culture and history.  The book provokes discussion on the fascinating and sometimes uneasy hybridity that is the Philippines. Presenting significant work by Philippine and international scholars spanning an eclectic range of disciplines, including anthropology, religion, sociology, philology, literary criticism, historiography, film and art studies, political science, and economics, the compilation traces the manifestations and paradoxes of hybridity by exploring the processes of cultural interaction and transformation.