Illusions of Influence: The Political Economy of United States-Philippines Relations, 1942-1960
Previous books on the US-Philippines relationship have portrayed it as one of colonial domination and economic exploitation. The author shows here that the relationship was far more complex on both sides. Although the United States had negligible economic interests in the Philippines, it saw a strong US military presence there as a necessary part of its global defence. In return, the Philippines received military and economic aid, and the Filipino elite were able to manipulate the relationship in ways that preserved their own entrenched power.
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