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The New Pax-Americana

The New Pax-Americana GPD THERE was a discussion on the Philippines the other day. One point a number of speakers seemed to share was, we thought, quite interesting. They argued that Cory Aquino was a non-politician and hence had begun with a 'clean slate'. The cliche of how the fact of Aquino having no previous political experience'was both a point of strength and weakness was repeated a number of times. We do not know what weaknesses it can possibly make for when the army is with her. In any event the gracious lady has already demonstrated that she and her advisors and policy-makers know their mind and know it sufficiently clearly.

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