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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Michael Xiao Chua
A Philippine official said Monday that a legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind by former first lady Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband, Ferdinand Marcos, when they were ousted by a 1986 "people power" revolt have no historical significance, except for some Philippine-made gowns.
A Philippine historian, Michael Xiao Chua, said the Marcos items are important and should have been displayed to remind current and future generations of Mr. Marcos' dictatorial rule and encourage them to safeguard the country's democracy.