Joseph Scalice

First as Tragedy, Second as Farce: Marcos, Duterte and the Communist Parties of the Philippines

Edited transcript of Joseph Scalice’s lecture on Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). This lecture is an account of the class collaborationist politics of National Democracy led by the CPP and how the root cause of the class collaborationist politics can be traced to the Stalinist theory of Socialism-in-one-country.

“The CPP and the various groups that follow its political line enthusiastically supported Duterte when he took office”

A historian of communism in the Philippines briefly explains in a post the time when the Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Democratic apparatus enthusiastically supported Duterte.