Hennessy's View

Domine, non sum dignus

The Return of Marcos

No,not Marie Antoinette. Too clichéd and too … ancient. Rather, Michelle Obama’s opulent life rekindles fond memories of Imelda Marcos. Imelda Marcos was the wife of Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos was more a dictator than a president. Another parallel. In 1986, the Filipinos and the world had enough. Marcos was deposed and Imelda’s extravagance exposed. Imelda Marcos’s closet contained 2,700 pairs of shoes. That’s a different pair of shoes every day for 7. Read more →