British journalist Andrew Marshall, who wrote the Time Magazine cover story, also came out with an article on the New People’s Army in the Philippines in the Sunday Times UK. He basically said the same things he said in Time: that the NPAs were supposedly fighting for a dead ideology and poverty was fuelling the rebellion much more than ideology (What do they mean by ideology, by the way?). As most accounts go, Marshall’s impressionistic portrait of the revolutionary struggle in the Philippines leaves so much more to be desired. At least, though, he brought much less bias than most journalists do when doing stories about communist insurgencies.
Read the story here.