In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines - Chapter 13, Conjugal Autocracy Summary & Analysis

Stanley Karnow
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Chapter 13, Conjugal Autocracy Summary

Ferdinand Marcos is born September 11, 1917 in northern Luzon. He excels at the University of the Philippines Law School and scores remarkably high on the bar exam. He becomes a minor celebrity after being accused of killing a political competitor at the age of twenty-one. He has an insatiable quest for power. Marcos serves as a lieutenant in Bataan during World War II, but other claims he makes about commanding a large group of guerillas are later proven to be fraudulent. He becomes the youngest member of the Philippine legislature and soon moves up to the senate. He leaves a relationship (where he had produced four out of wedlock children) to marry Imelda Visitacion, a purely political move. After several tough years, Imelda gets fully behind her husband, actively campaigning in the 1964 election. Marcos insults the memory of President Quezon...

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