Review: Under Three Flags: Anarchism And The Anti-Colonial Imagination

category indonesia / philippines / australia | anarchist movement | non-anarchist press author Wednesday January 18, 2006 19:05author by Phil Edwards

Book by Benedict Anderson about the founding father of the Philippines

Under Three Flags is a formidably erudite and beautifully illustrated study of the life and times of Josť Rizal, the revered founding-father of the Philippines. A constitutional activist who spent much of his life in Europe, Rizal was a hero to the Filipino independence movement. This was largely due to his novels, which offer a bizarre mixture of bejewelled prose, pointed satire, sensationalist plotting and intimations of anarchist revolution.

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