Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, greets his supporters at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines after his presidential election victory. Photo: Reuters
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, greets his supporters at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines after his presidential election victory. Photo: Reuters
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Nostalgia helped ‘Bongbong’ Marcos to power in the Philippines. Will Hong Kong one day feel nostalgic for Carrie Lam’s time as chief executive?

  • The election of ‘Bongbong’ Marcos in the Philippines shows how nostalgia for previously discredited regimes is being cynically exploited by modern politicians
  • Around the world, the follies and horrors of the past – with all their material waste and human tragedy – seem destined to repeat themselves

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, greets his supporters at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines after his presidential election victory. Photo: Reuters
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, greets his supporters at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines after his presidential election victory. Photo: Reuters
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