Note #162

When reading about Philippine cities on Wikipedia, it's again and again astonishing how uniformly the word liberation is used to refer to the re-conquering of the #Philippines by the US in the Second World War. It's like this term was totally uncongested, which it is not. How can a colonial power liberate a people from another? It's sad that there is no mention of this old debate.

Added by Joshua Ramon Enslin, in - [On Twitter]