In this Issue:Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States of America,died at age 93 Saturday, following a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. After much solemn pageantry, his remains are to be buried at sunset Friday at his library in California. Reagan has been credited by supporters for bringing an end to the Cold War and for revitalizing the conservative wing of his Republican Party. Critics on the otherhand point to a legacy of death and devastation wrought by american foreign policy and programs under his watch in the name of his anti-communist crusade. one writer called him a conman, a coward, and a killer.
We are publishing here two views, from Filipinos, on Ronald Reagan. The first is Walden Bello's Ronald Reagan: A view from the Global South. Bello is Executive Director of Focus on the Global South and professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines. The second article is a Philippine Daily Inquirer Editorial “Mixed Legacy” which appeared on 09 June, 2004.