A National Artist for Literature, Jose has lost the sound mind, the true heart, and even the intuition and control of a good author. He is already old — a nonagenarian author, akin to the well-regarded Milan Kundera. But unlike Kundera, Jose is still spilling oily opinions, refusing to calm down, and has become a prominent enabler of what the Norwegian Nobel Committee called “the murderous anti-drug campaign” that was Duterte’s flagship project.