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Elfren S. Cruz
Elfren S. Cruz
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Pandemic erodes democracy
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The pandemic is causing tremendous physical suffering for many millions of people in the world.
Another battle of ideologies
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The last Cold War lasted because it was also an ideological war. It was a global struggle between Communism and Capitalism.
Stupid miscalculation leads to war
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A few days ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the Chinese Armed Forces to prepare for war with all their minds and energy.
Social purpose of property
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
This is my third column on the third and latest papal encyclical Fratelli Tutti of Pope Francis.
More thoughts on Fratelli Tutti
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Fratelli Tutti (Brothers All) is the third and latest encyclical of Pope Francis. In my column last Sunday, I suggested a framework for reading this 43,000-word document which is clearly heavy reading.
Fratelli Tutti by Pope Francis
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Fratelli Tutti (All Brothers) : On Fraternity and Social Relationships is the third and latest papal encyclical of Pope Francis.
Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 8, 2020 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, Western Europe looked like it had successfully solved the COVID-19 epidemic or at least was on its way to flattening the curve.
Studies on Philippine history
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
A few decades ago, the study of history was purely the realm of academicians and a few interested individuals.
Heading towards a war
by Elfren S. Cruz - October 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Can a war between the two superpowers – China and the United States – begin over the South China Sea and Taiwan?
Why do wars begin?
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The rising tensions in the South China Sea between China and an alliance of several nations including the USA, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan, UK and other countries has raised the uneasy prospect of the possibility...
A story of Martial law
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 24, 2020 - 12:00am
In a book Lee Kuan Yew wrote, there is one part that is interesting reading.
Achieving a functioning society
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
When a government controls both the executive and legislative functions, it is easy to pass any law that they want.
The future of work from home
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The pandemic has radically changed the way office work is done.
Education for an unknown future
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Humankind is facing unprecedented issues and challenges today. We are obsessed by how the pandemic has changed the world and the lives we are leading.
Never again
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Historical revisionism is the reinterpretation of a historical account.
Post-Abe Japan
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seems to have come as a shock to most people, including the Japanese public.
Amidst emerging geopolitics
by Elfren S. Cruz - September 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The conflict in the West Philippine Sea has intensified as China has increasingly become more aggressive.
Honoring Filipino heroes
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The last Monday of August is celebrated as National Heroes’ Day.
Looking at a post-COVID-19 world
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Every country, including the Philippines, is preoccupied with the immediate challenges of this COVID19 pandemic.
Undelivered Speech of Ninoy Aquino
by Elfren S. Cruz - August 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite being warned of the possible consequences, Ninoy decided to go back to the Philippines from the United States and continue the struggle for democracy.
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