Author: Ramon "Bomen" Guillermo (Ramon "Bomen" Guillermo)

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Literary workshops and shrinking spaces for the humanities

There’s now quite a lot of evidence that the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop was supported by the CIA in order to deradicalize writers during the Cold War. This is not surprising. In fact, our schools and universities themselves were set up by the Americans, just a few decades earlier, expressly to quell Philippine nationalism and...