Rodrigo Duterte: fire and fury in the Philippines
Paperback – October 9, 2018
Duterte is a serial womaniser and a self-confessed killer, who has called both Barack Obama and Pope Francis ”sons of whores.” He is on record as saying he does not ”give a shit” about human rights. Yet he is beloved of the 16.6 million Filipinos who voted for him, seen as vulgar but honest, a breath of fresh air, and an iconoclastic, anti-imperialist rebel.
Through interviews with Duterte himself, his sister, daughter and son, two former presidents, old friends, death squad hitmen, and relatives of his victims, Channel 4 News’ Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller shows that far from the media cartoon of The Godfather, John Wayne, Hugo Chavez, and Donald Trump rolled into one, Duterte is a sinister, dangerous man, who should not be taken lightly.
‘This book is a history, but also a fable in a time of increasing authoritarian populism. It is a great read, crackling with moral outrage.’(Weekend Australian)
“Among the most skilled and lyrical correspondents that I know: Miller describes the grim actions of one of the most infernal leaders of the 21st Century. A shocking book ― but one that demands to be read.”(Jon Snow)
“Jonathan Miller has lifted the lid on a viper’s nest. Duterte Harry is a terrifying insight into the abuse of democracy, and how we the people allow justice to die.”(Andrew O’Keefe AM, Seven Network)
“Miller's fast-paced, lively narrative helps explain how an electoral insurgency led by a charismatic populist … has put the Philippines on the road to authoritarian rule.”(Walden Bello, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York and former Philippine Congressman (2009-15))
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Scribe US; US edition edition (October 9, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781947534346
- ISBN-13: 978-1947534346
- ASIN: 1947534343
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds