Visual post on PAP scholars, including relatives, scandals, etc.
The biggest strength of Hard Choices is the diplomatically critical tone throughout the writing. The style is moderate and objective without being too inaccessible to the general reader with an interest in Singapore's politics and/or policies.
Operation Coldstore, on 3 February 1963, decapitated Singapore’s progressive left-wing movement. By the time its leaders were released from detention, the PAP had cemented its grip on power and closed down any space for political opposition.
“Meritocracy” [has] also come to serve as a complex of ideological resources for justifying authoritarian government and its pro-capitalist orientations.
"That Operation Coldstore was necessary for national security is at the very heart of the PAP myth; it is also the Party’s original sin." -- Dr. Hong Lysa
According to AAC&U, academic freedom allows for those working within a scholarly community to "develop the intellectual and personal qualities required of citizens in a vibrant democracy and participants in a vigorous economy."