Jose Rizal

Liberalism and the Paradox of Coloniality

  • Lisandro E. Claudio

Part of the Global Political Thinkers book series (GPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Lisandro E. Claudio
    Pages 1-20
  3. Lisandro E. Claudio
    Pages 21-35
  4. Lisandro E. Claudio
    Pages 55-70
  5. Lisandro E. Claudio
    Pages 71-77
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 79-89

About this book


The global history of liberalism has paid too much attention to the West, neglecting the contributions of liberals from colonial nations. This book mines the thought of Filipino propagandist and novelist, Jose Rizal, to present a vision of liberalism for the colonized. It is both an introduction to Rizal and a treatise on rights, freedom, and tyranny in colonial contexts. Though a work on history, it responds to the illiberal present of rising authoritarianism and populism.

Lisandro E. Claudio is Associate Professor at De La Salle University Manila’s College of Liberal Arts, Philippines, and teaches courses in History and Literature. He is the author of Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines. 


Creoles nationalism ilustrados Rizal Filipino liberals liberalism pain colonial rights revolution Noli me Tangere novel El Filibusterismo subversion Reformists moderation mainstream governance compromise

Authors and affiliations

  • Lisandro E. Claudio
    • 1
  1. 1.De La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines

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