Posts Tagged ‘michael barr’

The SDP provides some excerpts of Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation-Building Project by Michael D. Barr & Zlatko Skrbis (previously reviewed here). The oil that lubricates the Singapore system is the exercise of personal power.  The personal character of power is demonstrated without much effort in the person of Lee Kuan Yew, who […]


SDP chief Chee Soon Juan reviews Constructing Singapore: Elitism, Ethnicity and the Nation (Amazon).  Wall Street Journal: The “Singapore Story” — the title of the first volume of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s autobiography — is that a mandarinate elite built a bastion of political and economic success on twin pillars of good governance: […]



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