SOME PEOPLE NEED KILLING: A Memoir of Murder in My Country, by Patricia Evangelista
Before reading “Some People Need Killing,” a powerful new book by the Philippine journalist Patricia Evangelista, I had assumed that the definition of “salvage” was straightforward. The word comes from salvare, Latin for “to save.” You salvage cargo from a wreckage; you salvage mementos from a fire.
But the word “salvage” has another meaning in Philippine English. This definition derives from salvaje, Spanish for “wild.” The